Breithaupt Piano – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Notes on the Breithaupt school of thought in Piano. Rudolf Maria Breithaupt (* August in Braunschweig; † 2. April in Ballenstedt) war ein deutscher Komponist und Musikpädagoge (Klavier). English (Vol.2), John Bernhoff (fl–). Composer Time PeriodComp. Period, Early 20th century. Piece Style, Early 20th century. Instrumentation, piano .

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History of Piano Pedagogy and Technique: Breithaupt and Weight Technique

In short I was playing with relaxed arm weight. Arnold Schultz pointed out Breithaupts method might have more accurately been named the School of Arm-Touchrather than the school of weight. And both sides are right, except that they’re talking about different things, usually without realizing it.

But I am pretty sure lots of famous pianists like Liszt before this school already played piano with arm participation and weight touch.

Rudolf Maria Breithaupt

Breithaupf wrist can’t hold that high when I play the piano. Piaano improvement they found was playing with a relaxed arm and wrist, with arm movement from the elbow, although great pianists like Rubenstein were already doing this.

He was aware that some muscle tension was necessary, but because he constantly mentioned relaxation, some of his readers misunderstood that no tension was allowed. Originally Posted by Amy Fay. Matthay was the most influential writer in English speaking countries. I do believe in “relaxed weight”.


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Breithaupt, Rudolf

The English School Chapter He takes the piece, and while he plays it with the most wonderful fineness of conception, he cold-bloodedly dissects the mechanical elements of it, separates them and tells you how to use your hand so as to grasp them one after the other. One of the most important points in this chapter is on page after depressing the key “leave the finger hand on the key and let the descent be followed by instant relaxation.

The forearm can be supported entirely by the elbow and biceps if we hold our fingers just above the keys, but not touching them. I think I need to more relax my body, shoulder and arm when I practice.

breithautp Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? It has always seemed to me that most discussions of these subjects, and especially most arguments on these subjects, are all messed up by the semantics.

Push down even harder with the piank, and breityaupt effort required goes up again. To me, I think how to have a controlled relaxation is very important to pianist. If you stand with your arms relaxed and hanging at your sides, very little effort is required. Unfortunately, before the end of 19 th century, very few of people really noticed this and most of them more focused on fingering exercises. You left out Deppe! Most Online 15, Mar 21st, His writing was so difficult that later Ambrose Coveillo wrote a book to clarify called What Matthay Meantwhich is not altogether clear in itself.


However, no one was able beithaupt explain the principle until this school appeared. It’s funny how things that seem so obvious to us can be completely underneath the surface.

Moving to along Breithaupt himself, however. Ronald Taejin Weiqing bbreithaupt boties louis. In his book Balance of Arm in Piano Technique he wrote, “The balanced state is that in which, when the fingers are resting on anything, the whole limb from shoulder to finger-tips is at any moment ready and willing to swing: Don’t hold your hands like this.

Rudolf Maria Breithaupt – Wikipedia

Ronald Taejin Weiqing ahuckleb boties louis. Our arms have weight, which must be supported at all times.

While it is possible that Breithaupt just wasn’t completely adept at expressing his ideas, I think that the main critique of his school is that it was too relaxed.

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