On the free fall again (which is considered the basic form of piano playing and the most important motion) Sandor claims we should land with a. György Sándor was a Hungarian pianist and writer. Contents. 1 Early years; 2 Friends with Sándor played the premiere of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on 8 . Results 1 – 18 of 18 On Piano Playing: Motion, Sound and Expression by Gyorgy Sandor and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books.
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I ssndor reminded of one of my teachers at Florida State University. Now play a note, hold it for a second or two and then lift your hand very quickly away from the keyboard, being sure to keep your fingers and wrist rigid as you lift. This book would be of most benefit to a budding professional classical pianist, serious young student, or professional piano pedagogue, but is also very helpful to a not-very-good amateur such as myself.
The technique ln not possible on the piano. The Master and Mr.
On Piano Playing: Motion, Sound, and Expression
It is no replacement for a teacher, and other books give less stilted accounts of playing, and, in doing so, better evoke the organic nature of music-making. I am not going to say much about the technical aspect of it, except to say that it requires everything one knows about playing the piano: Douglas Gavelek rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Find a copy or two of the book, and keep one for your own use, and keep one where your teaching studio.
How can I experiment? Try the etude again, and you will see that when lifting the wrist combines with a quick finger stroke, you get a snappy sound; when combined with a slower stroke as in a nocturne, the sound is gentler. My hand is now way off the keyboard.
Playign to Gyorg saving…. The book made quite an impression on me and a few years later April 2,to be exactI came across a used copy for sale at the Florida State Music library and bought it for 25 cents. You have to lower your wrist to reach the plaaying and you get a bump in the phrase.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Anyway, the Sandor book is the summation of the better part of a century of scientific researches into just what makes the piano sound the way it does, and how a person seated in front of one can get the sounds they and some composer want out of it. The Art of Piano Playing.
University of Newcastle Library. She said many things that surprised and amazed me.
I never gave the issue much thought until a day or so ago. What is the most plaing principle? The best piece to apply and learn Sandor’s approach is Saint-Seans’ Etude in E-major for the left hand alone op. Sandor explains why many of the popular and painful!
The Human Performing Mechanism. Move your forearm so your second finger and forearm make a straight line in the same way as your thumb and forearm did on the Playkng. The basic problem, though was musical, because once I understood what was going on musically in the passages concerned, doing the right thing technically became easy. The interviewer responded, correctly, that Gould was going against centuries of piano pedagogy.
It may not plumb the depths of profundity, but on the other hand, it doesn’t have any dead spots. Approved for Singers, Songwriters, Kids and Klu Attila Bernarius rated it it was ok Oct 12, I could see that my performance was not taking advantage of weight the way the guy had done for whom I had turned pages.
Posted by Clifton at 6: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. I set the piece aside. Get to Know Us. Let us imagine that olaying wanted to drive the nail into the wood with only one hammer hit.
The Piano Technique of Gyorgy Sandor
Borchardt Library, Melbourne Bundoora Campus. Gyorgy Sando died Biographies of Performers: The “very evenly” indication is perhaps the most important. They seem to form a straight line.
Sit down at the piano and with your right hand, play and hold the first note playinng the E major scale, beginning on the E below middle C. Juliet rated it it was amazing Aug 20, Australian Catholic University Library.
Now lift your wrist slightly, now your forearm, now lift your arm slightly from the shoulder. Nothing, I have to hit the nail, not just put the hammer on it.
I never tire of playing it. I noticed that when my hands are playing right in front of where I am sitting, I can align better if I lean back. In he was presented with Hungary’s highest award for artistic achievement. The A section is well-written and fun to play, but not very mysterious. On the first notes of phrases, and in similar places where you want an isolated note or chord to have a very gentle beginning, imagine that your hand is like a spring, and let playint flex a bit as your finger s come into contact with the key s.
Experiment and listen to pianists. In the ‘s his activities in the recording studios increased, with recordings of B. By far one of the best books ever written on the physical movements of piano playing.
I have done so.