Mastering Piano Technique by Seymour Fink
May 15 2016
Finally available in DVD format, Seymour Fink’s renowned Mastering Piano Technique sets pianists of every skill level free to express their most musical ideas with a holistic approach to the keyboard based on a sound understanding of the relationship between physical function and movement and musical purpose.
In this invaluable resource for pianists and teachers, Professor Fink explains his groundbreaking ideas and demonstrates his innovative developmental exercises. 86 minutes. Professor Seymour Fink, retired senior piano professor in the Department of Music, University of New York at Binghamton, has made a lifetime study of piano technique and its pedagogy. An active solo and chamber pianist, Professor Fink gives numerous master classes and lecture demonstrations on piano teaching and technical development. He brings to this study a wealth of European and American educational experience, worldwide travel and observation of the pianistic scene, and more than 35 years of piano teaching experience.
This work of Mr. Fink is absolutely magnificent. For the aspiring concert pianist, for the serious student, or for piano lovers who would simply like to improve their fluidity and definition at the keyboard. The ten physical exercises done away from the piano are so complimentary and helpful. Mr. Fink seems to be a physiologist and anatomist of the human body, as well as a piano master, and this combination makes his perspective superior. Mr. Fink takes the mystery out of fine piano technique and brings exact motoral and muscular distribution matters to light in plain view, solving scores of execution difficulties pianists incur. Highly detailed!
It is a very interesting DVD based on the book of same author. He is to the point and gives good advices for professionals or amateurs pianists that are in search of a better performance on piano. The subjects are well divided in the chapters and you do not need to see everything at once, on the contrary, by watching step by step you will enjoy more this DVD and have a better understanding of what he is explaining. Full of practical advices performed by the author.
This volume is extremely helpful to those of us who take the piano seriously and are intent on mastery.
Running time: 01:25:31
Video: XviD 512×368 29.97 fps 1004.8 kbps
Audio: 48 KHz 2 ch 128 kbit/sec
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 791 Mb