Organ Lecture: How the Body Works When Playing the Piano, Organ, or Harpsichord


7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington
Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98195, Seattle U District

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This lecture will focus on select muscular demands of organ, piano and harpsichord playing by referring to various parts of the body and their roles in the following topics: (1) Balance; sitting on the bench; (2) Leg bones, muscles, and pedal technique; (3) Back muscles and arm placement; (4) The hands, fingers, and arm. Specific pieces will be studied along with methods to test the strengths of certain muscle groups. Exercises and practice warm-ups will also be discussed.

Sponsored by the Paul B. Fritts Faculty Fellowship at the University of Washington and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, see the event description.

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