Chopin & Neuhaus' Method...
Particular questions - personal answers.
Using the Chopin & Neuhaus' Method in my everyday piano-pedagogical work for about ten years, I gradually forgot all difficulties, which were so typical to my former, likely traditional model of teaching the piano. Putting such coherent, effective and clear system into action I gradually noticed that the whole process became fully enjoyable to my students, too. They started to play better and it becomes clear that they just started to practice the piano with pleasure...
My Honorable Internet Visitors asked sometimes for more precise clarification of particular aspects related to their personal, mainly, piano technical problems. That is how the idea of this page had come to light: I decided to publish hereby the certain parts of their messages and, of course - my answers on them.
Here you are some particular questions and personal answers. Moreover, all of you are very warmly invited to post your individual comments that might enrich our Collection of Piano-Pedagogical Transparency. This page is actually open to you, too!
Any your comment is truly welcomed!
Some formerly posted other comments and remarks could be reached via this link.
Thank You Very Much!
Question 1: Sore muscles - posted by Julien
Question 2: Less control - posted by Marc
Question 3: Still "small bumps" - posted by Marc
Question 4: Leggiero and legato cantabile - posted by Dora
Question 5: Employ things from shoulder to wrist - posted by Margaret
Question 6: Detailed practice instructions - posted by Sonya
Question 7: Is this the zone you speak of - posted by Gerry
Question 8: The tone - posted by Daniel
Question 9: I do scales in tempo, but arpeggios - Karen's problem
Question 10: Is learning theory important - Karen's question
Question 11: Technical swiftness - from Margaret
Question 12: Chopin's basic technical repertoire - David's question
Question 13: The miracle has happened - from Daniel's message
Question 14: What technique is all about (Lang Lang)? - from X.
Question 15: Corporeal injuries caused by playing the piano... – from M.
Question 16: The "jelly effect" in fingers - from Eric's message
Question 17: The so-called "weight technique" - from Paul
Question 18: "Free fall" vs "taken from the keys" - from Paul
Question 19: Kant and the piano in general... - from Mexico
Question 20: "Backwards technique", rhythm and music reading... - Jessica
Post scriptum: As David Oistrakh said - just from my memory
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