Tag Archives: Octaves

How Can the Bowman Piano Playing Method Help Me Play Better As a Classical Pianist?

How Can the Bowman Piano Playing Method Help Me Play Better As a Classical Pianist? By Marty A Cohn Strictly speaking, the method that I want to explain below, can apply equally to pianists of all musical styles, but the Bowman method, which is the primary method I wish to write about has been created […]

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What Are Some Of The Best Ways to Improve My Classical Piano Playing?

     Admittedly, this is a question that has way too many variables to answer fully. I will, however, concentrate on some common problems, being the way that a pianist approaches the keyboard, so that they may enhance their physique, and play with less injuries. The injuries I am most referring to are cases of […]

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Application of Basic Principles- Double Octaves and Chords

  Double Octaves and Chords     If the student has a thorough working knowledge of the principles outlined in Chapter 1 of the Magic Touch, he should have no difficulty in applying them to the following extracts from the standard repertoire. The first chapter is available as a complimentary download on the right hand […]

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Introductory Basic Techniques for the Magic Touch for the piano

  Posture     In most of the exercises in this book, the hands play two octaves apart, thus enabling the forearms to assume a natural, comfortable position parallel with one another, at right angles to the keyboard. To maintain this angle, the torso tilts to the left, centre, or right, according to the geography […]

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