Robert Estrin - piano expert

How to Play Chords on the Piano - Part 1

Master the correct technique to play slow chords on the piano

In this first video of a two-part series, Robert tackles chords on the piano, and gives you a natural approach that you won't forget!

Released on December 11, 2013

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joyce on December 27, 2013 @9:37 am PST
Thankyou, I will try that technique.
joyce on December 26, 2013 @2:01 pm PST
Is there any visual you would use to teach students the arm weight. For example I tell them to imagine a piece of Velcro underneath the key and the key must be depressed enough to adhere to the other part of the Velcro in the key bed. Otherwise they only use finger weight. Thanks for all your videos.
Robert Estrin - host, on December 26, 2013 @2:43 pm PST
That's an interesting technique! One great way to impart the concept of arm weight is to play a slow melody on the student's arm so they can feel the continuous pressure exerted on the keys. Then have the student do the same on your arm. This way they get a sense of leaning into the keys to produce a smooth line.
Ernest on December 13, 2013 @2:13 am PST
Nice i appreciate it
Helena boggia on December 11, 2013 @7:27 am PST
Aso can you explain cadences. I know about v 1 etc. but not sure when one is given a random note in a piece of music and am asked what the cadence would be for that note...or even two. These would be in the middle of apiece. Hope I have explained that ok. Thanks helena
Helena boggia on December 11, 2013 @7:25 am PST
Thank you Robert ....
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