| Michaelz wrote:|
|Care to explain "rubber finger?"?|
Michaelz, sure I will. However, would you please use some identifiable titles for your posts? The reasons I ask because many people, including me, monitor the new posts within this site from the front page, where the only tittles printed and if you do not have an identifiable title then is not convenient.
The “rubber fingers”… Try to play piano hitting the keys by hot dog sausages, holding the sausages by their end. Sure you will be able to play but the minute dynamic inflations that you would like to inject into your play will be absorbed by the hot dog flexibility and elasticity. Eventually you will use to play via sausages but it will not be a direct connection between your interpretive consciousnesses and piano as it always will be some soft of rubber proxy between you and the instrument that will damp your intentions.
Most of the today pianists do have wonderful techniques but they play with sausages or with “the rubber fingers”. If you look what “better pianists” did that you will hear how much complexity and thoughts might be in the event of hitting a piano key… Listen Benedetto Michelangeli, Josef Lhevinne, Alfred Cortot, Edwin Fischer or Josef Hoffman for instance. The Hoffman’s “hit the key” (particularly his early recordings) are completely against all rules of physics….
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche