[quote="IsaacNewton981"]Johnmar78...how do you weight your piano keys?! I assume that this means they are harder to press down? Can I do this on a Yamaha clavinova?
People have mentioned that relaxation is more important then strength, which I have found to be true up to a certain extent, but it doesn't seem to work for me on pieces where either hand is constantly playing over a wide range - e.g. Chopin's op10 no1, or the last 5 min or Liszt remininscences of Norma (i.e. 5 min of fast arpeggios and scales). In the Chopin study, I start out relaxed, but by the end my arm is killing me! I find that in order to hit the notes you need to have a certain amount of tension in your muscles. Maybe I've got it all wrong?! From watching a recent video of Earl Wild play Ravel's Gaspard, he looks so relaxed it seems he might fall of his chair, yet this piece is horrendous??
Good question. No you may not increase the weight on clavonoa, unless you want to take a risk and open it up----not worth a time.
Think of olympians, they are super fit and can do many laps when relaxed. They can push to higher limit too than average person. When more power and endurance is reserved in your body. I am sure its easier for you to excute as compared to an average person.
I am reasonable stong but also relaxed. because, less % muscle mass is used to produce a same effort as compred to an average person. anotherword, you have to be fit with trainning too.
I hope tis makes sence.
Yesterday. I played the clavonia at my parents place....so as my kids... It was so easy to play the same etude as compared to Grand(my one). again,We all find it requires less effort, as speaking from a 7 years old child....I am sure I have proved my point, at least to my own findings...