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Michaelangeli - arm/hand drops (Read 1758 times)

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Michaelangeli - arm/hand drops
« on: October 14, 2013, 07:53:01 AM »
I see Michaelangeli do this all the time, lifts hand/arm as single unit from elbow (or thats what it looks like) and just drops it into the keys (from above the key). Whats he doing here, is there a name for this technique? I would guess just controlled arm weight, but from above the key? When I try it it actually feels quite good, effortless, and you can be very accurate, its almost a simplification of movements...

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Re: Michaelangeli - arm/hand drops
«Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 10:31:09 PM »
If  your hand is expanding then this can be great. However, there are few pianists that get the movement right. Volodos is among the few living players that can drop from a height and produce a big rounded orchestral sound rather than a hard thud. Don't try and emulate it with a dead hand!

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Re: Michaelangeli - arm/hand drops
«Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 04:26:02 PM »
Here's a link where he does this: