Piano Lessons Hampstead

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Piano Lessons Hampstead

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Key Release

Posted by Piano Teacher Hampstead on Piano Lessons Hampstead Page on April 6, 2014

Piano Lessons Hampstead - Piano Teacher in Hampstead

Piano Lessons Hampstead – Piano Teacher in Hampstead

Although in every kind of technique the finger always springs from the bottom of the key, upward and slightly outward, the force is released before the key reaches its bed. The finger “follows through” and actually springs after the tone is made. The exact point at which the force should be released as the key moves downward is something that the player will have to discover for himself, as it depends upon the desired tone quality. The student with a well trained ear will feel this instinctively, but in the beginning it will be necessary to work it out with careful and critical experimentation.

In forte playing, heavy chords, etc., it is especially important not to drive the hammer, but to release the force quickly; otherwise the tone will be hard.

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Tone and Touch

Posted by Piano Teacher Hampstead on Piano Lessons Hampstead Page on April 6, 2014

If the player thinks of the piano as a series of bells, and of swinging the hammer at the strings as he would at a bell, he will instinctively time his motions to produce the tone he desires. But he should understand the mechanics of tone variety.

Tone may be varied in three ways, not considering the use of the pedal:

1. By the amount of weight used.

2. By the speed of the key.

3. By the depth at which the force is released on the key.

4. And by a combination of these elements.

Weight used slowly to the key bed will give a heavy, dull tone.

Weight with speed (of key, not tempo) to the bottom of the key will give a harsh tone.

Weight with speed of key and force released before reaching the key bed will give clear, loud, ringing tone.

Speed of key without weight will give brilliance.

If the student works at these ideas, keeping in mind the lever-springboard action of the key, he will soon have a fine command of tone variety. Of course one cannot think of such detail when playing, but it is necessary to know the principles involved. A good tone is not as difficult to produce as it may seem, as any habit that is comfortable and pleasing is easy to acquire. The proper use of the key is comfortable, and the variety of tone which it can produce is fascinating and soon becomes part of the player’s equipment with very little effort.

As soon as the ear is trained for tone quality, and the hand trained to produce it, the desired tone should be produced automatically without conscious thought of method.

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Travel Directions – Piano Lessons Hampstead

Directions by Car – Option One – Piano Lessons Hampstead

[icon image=”ss-navigateright” character=”” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left” color=”accent”] West Hampstead, United Kingdom

1. Follow B510 and Kilburn High Rd/A5 to Kilburn Park Rd/B414
1a. Head south on W Hampstead/West End Ln/B510 toward Broadhurst Gardens
1b. Turn right onto Quex Rd/B510
1c. Turn left onto Kilburn High Rd/A5
2. Continue on Kilburn Park Rd/B414 to Sutherland Ave
2a. Turn right onto Kilburn Park Rd/B414
2b. Turn left onto Shirland Rd/B413
3. Take Harrow Rd/A404, B411, A402, A4204 and Kensington High St/A315 to Earls Court Road W.8/B316
3a. Turn right onto Sutherland Ave
3b. Turn left onto Harrow Rd/A404
3c. Slight right onto Lord Hills Bridge
3d. Continue onto Porchester Rd/B411
3e. Slight left onto Inverness Terrace/B411
3f. Turn right onto Bayswater Rd/A402
3g. Turn left onto Palace Gardens Terrace/A4204
3h. Turn right onto Kensington Mall/A4204
3i. Turn left onto Kensington Church St/A4204
3j. Turn right onto Kensington High St/A315
4. Continue on Earls Court Road W.8 to Warwick Rd/A3220
4a. Turn right onto Warwick Rd/A3220
4b. Turn left onto Philbeach Gardens

[icon image=”ss-navigateright” character=”” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left” color=”accent”] Kensington Piano Lessons, 21 Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9DY

Directions by Public Transport – Option Two – Piano Lessons Hampstead

[icon image=”ss-navigateright” character=”” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left” color=”accent”] West Hampstead, United Kingdom

1. West Hampstead Underground Station, Jubilee line towards Stratford Underground Station
2. Green Park Underground Station
3. Piccadilly line towards Heathrow Terminal 4 Underground Station, Northfields Underground Station, Rayners Lane Underground Station, Heathrow Terminal 5 or Uxbridge Underground Station
4. Earls Court Underground Station
5. Walk to 21 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington (London)
5a. Continue along Warwick Road for 77 metres (1 minute, 7 seconds)
5b. Turn left on to Philbeach Gardens, continue for 126 metres (1 minute, 47 seconds)

[icon image=”ss-navigateright” character=”” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left” color=”accent”] Kensington Piano Lessons, 21 Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9DY

For more information, please refer to the following links:
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