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Playing piano without tension

Struggling with tension in playing piano? (2nd Part)

Part 2: Finding lasting help After a Christmas of continually tense piano playing, I remembered the Alexander Technique. My German grandmother is an Alexander teacher, and when I stayed with her in the summer we did work together to help with my playing. However I wanted more focus directly on the approach to playing piano […]

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Playing piano without tension

Struggling with tension in playing piano? (1st Part)

I did. And this is how I changed my approach to piano for the better. Part 1: Feeling the tension and trying to get help Two years ago, around when doing my Grade 8 exam, I began feeling slight stiffness and uncomfortableness in my arms. Luckily I finished the exam before it got worse, but […]