Breithaupt Piano – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Notes on the Breithaupt school of thought in Piano. Rudolf Maria Breithaupt (* August in Braunschweig; † 2. April in Ballenstedt) war ein deutscher Komponist und Musikpädagoge (Klavier). English (Vol.2), John Bernhoff (fl–). Composer Time PeriodComp. Period, Early 20th century. Piece Style, Early 20th century. Instrumentation, piano .

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To me, this chapter is a new milestone in the development of pianism. Moving to along Breithaupt himself, however. The English School Chapter Our arms have weight, which must be supported at all times.

Natural piano-technic : preliminary to intermediate grade

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Breithaupt focuses a great deal on the movement of the whole arm dictating the movement of the fingers. School of Weight Touch, a Practical Preliminary School of Technic Teaching the Natural Manner of Playing by Utilizing the Weight of the Arm Any of the existing good Schools may be used in their practical part for the elementary grades, the easier works of Bach being selected for the intermediate grades. Unfortunately, before the end of 19 th century, very few of people really noticed this and most of them more focused on fingering exercises.

The effort bdeithaupt to do that is not constant.

Rudolf Breithaupt Natural piano-technic Die natürliche Klaviertechnik Etudes Exercises

He was aware that some muscle tension was necessary, but because he constantly mentioned relaxation, some of his readers misunderstood that no tension was allowed. Relaxation is a wonderful thing, but jellyfish cannot play the piano.


But I can’t play in “good pose” like the chapter indicated. The answer they arrived at was weight.

To what extent active muscular tension shall participate, depends poano the technical requirements and difficulties of the composition. Breitaupt feel as though the hand were so relaxed that it falls onto the keyboard.

The forearm can be supported entirely by the elbow and biceps if we hold our fingers just above the keys, but not touching them. Please Pass It On! Matthay was the most influential writer in English speaking countries. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? So, maybe this is irrelevant to most of you.

According to the hand position, on pageI was totally trained by old methods in my childhood. Help improve my ear and vocabulary! It’s funny how things that seem so obvious to us can be completely underneath the surface. Example of hand position taught by the old ‘finger school’ according to Breithaupt.

Push down even harder with the triceps, and the effort brelthaupt goes up again. Although Gerig deplores Breithaupt’s inability to notice the fallacies inherent in his writing, there pianl still something to be learned from this extremely relaxed, ‘weight’ technique.

Also, his exhortation to listen to oneself and to emphasize all musical ideas clearly, so the audience can understand them, is good. Newer Post Older Post Home. It not only helps us to create a good tone but also protects us from getting tired and hurt bfeithaupt we practice. An excellent description of the state of piano technique by the late 19th century.


Natural Piano-Technic, Vol. 2 : Rudolf Maria Breithaupt :

You left out Deppe! To me, I think how to have a controlled relaxation is very important to pianist.

That is another topic. He seemed like a very smart guy, even if most of his compositions were ridculous.

Breithaupt, Rudolf

If you stand with your arms relaxed and hanging at your sides, very little effort is required. Hold both arms out horizontal straight in front of you like a B-movie zombie, and in a few minutes the greater effort required will be clear.

He takes the piece, and while he plays it with the most wonderful fineness of conception, he cold-bloodedly dissects the mechanical elements of it, separates them and tells you how to use your hand so as to grasp them one after the other.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Godowsky said “I let my arms hang down with their own weight, and made no effort to hold them up.