Friday, December 16, 2011

"You and the Piano": A lesson with Seymour Bernstein

This was posted today on a forum I read:

A friend received this email from his old piano teacher, Seymour Bernstein an author (With Your Own Two Hands) and concert pianist living in NYC, aged 85 now and still going strong.

"Here it is, my video made in 1986 entitled YOU AND THE PIANO. , I believe that this video is one of the important accomplishments of my professional life. Having had a lot of distance from the time it was made, I now consider it to be a powerful educational tool for all pianists of any age and level of accomplishment; and even for other instrumentalists who often ponder what to tell their pianists concerning balance of sound.
Now I need your help. I want to establish a partnership with YouTube. But they won’t consider it unless there is measurable activity for my videos. A hit occurs when someone clicks onto the video file. So please, send these files to your friends. They need only open them up and that constitutes a hit.
Thanks so much for your help, and my warmest wishes to you.
Seymour "

I Thought you may be interested in his techniques etc.


Part 1: YOU AND THE PIANO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXasoC4SdUc

Part 2: YOU AND THE PIANO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_2q7U5A34Q

Part 3: YOU AND THE PIANO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIFQUrhdT2k

Part 4: YOU AND THE PIANO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNYH8GQrdrc

These are wonderful videos. If you are at all interested in piano technique, please check them out. I have been meaning to get a hold of Mr. Bernstein's famous book mentioned in the note above, With Your Own Two Hands, and now I will really try to do so.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very informative stuff. Thank you!

shirley said...

I can't seem to post this. But I love video #4 on the supple wrist. Look how far down he goes. Bravo.. Thanks for sharing..