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January 29th, 2012
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Continous Piano
Just caught this on the BBC-- Lubomyr Melnyk developed a way of playing piano at incredible speed with expressiveness, and relates it t'ai chi-- "to play at this speed, your body has to turn to water" (approximate quote).




Here's an a little about his approach, which includes on a soft touch and lack of fear of mistakes. Unfortunately, his book Open Time, is not only out of print, it's not available for sale anyplace I looked.

His work has a lot of overlap with Kenny Werner's Effortless Mastery, if you'd like something in that range for jazz rather than classical.

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From:madfilkentist
Date:January 29th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
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The technique is good — much better than mine — but by no means "incredible" among professional pianists.

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From:nancylebov
Date:January 29th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Anyone else you'd recommend for comparison?
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From:madfilkentist
Date:January 29th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I have no strong favorites, but any of the pianists who have achieved national prominence can do as well.
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From:dcseain
Date:January 30th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
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As we discussed on the phone, i agree with madfilkentist.
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