productivity of sounds from piano - the way u press

Discuss technical aspects of piano playing and recording.

Moderators: pianolady, techneut, robert

Site Admin
Posts: 9925
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:45 am
Location: Netherlands

Postby techneut » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:05 pm

Hi sintink, and welcome,

No problem with your English. But please do use capital letters to start sentences, and refrain from using SMS language like 'u' for 'you' and '2' for 'too'.

What you are asking about is 'tone production' (not 'tonality', that is the harmonic language of the music itself). The word 'tuts' must be the Indonesian variant of the Dutch word 'toets', which in English is 'key'.

Many people can endlessly discuss the various ways to press/hit/strike a key. But I strongly believe that very few people can actually, at equal volume, hear the difference. A teacher should probably not bother a pupil with this kind of ultra-subtle detail. Just tell her that you do not hear the difference, and then she should leave it alone. Sound is important, but it is the music that comes first.
Nothing is always absolutely so -- Sturgeon's law
Chris Breemer

Posts: 725
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:04 pm
Location: Louisiana, USA

Postby nathanscoleman » Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:17 pm

Apa kabar, Sintink!?! Saya bisa bicara sedikit sekali bahasa Indonesia.

Di mana di Indonesia?
the one, the only ... Nathan Coleman
"You see, my piano is for me what his ship is to a sailor; more indeed: it is my very self, my mother tongue, my life." - Franz Liszt

Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:20 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA

Postby Mozartiana » Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:44 am

Regarding how you press the keys, I learned the Leschititsky technique from an Austrian professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria which transformed how I pressed the keys. He taught me to first relax the entire body and then put all my weight from the arm into the fingers. One can vary the dynamics through how much weight is brought into the arm and fingers. After studying for more than 15 years, I finally found a technique that made me feel totally secure while playing. :wink:



Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:08 pm

Selamat datang (sedikit terlambat) ke Piano Society Forum!!

Saya bicara sedikit bahasa juga, Saya akan mengunjungi Indonesia 2009! Bali, Lombok, Java, Sumatra... Ada nasehat bagi saya minta email

Mungkin anda dan saya berlati bahasa ya?

Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:20 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA

Postby Mozartiana » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:53 pm

Can you say that in English please?


Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:04 pm

Hehe sorry I probably should have pm'd it -

"Welcome (a little bit late) to the Piano Society Forum! I speak a little indonesian also, I will visit Indonesia in 2009! Bali, Lombok, Java, Suamtra... Is there any advice I ask you email

Maybe you and I can practice language, yes?"

Return to “Technique”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests