Preparing for a performance...Away from the piano!

How do we prepare for a concert or important event AWAY from the piano? Plenty of preparation and work should be done outside the practice room. Hear advice and tips about how to set yourself up for optimal pre-performance shape!

 

Find the start time in your time zone by clicking the photo or following this event link:                         

 

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/live/player/preparing-for-performance-piano

 

   

 

We are going to be using this thread to gather suggestions and questions!                         

  • What questions do you have on this topic?
  • Any particular area you would like me to focus on?
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    • Gail Starr
    • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
    • Gail_Starr
    • 9 mths ago
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    What’s good way to recover from a memory lapse?

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    • Brett Gilbert
    • Piano and classical guitar
    • brett_gilbert
    • 9 mths ago
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    The link to the livestream above goes to a tonebase "bloopers" page😁, which is kinda cool actually. I think this is intended link.

    I am curious if pro pianists do hand exercises if they are going to be away from the piano for an extended period of time to keep the fingers "in shape" or are there other physical exercises recommended in general to help with technique that don't involve a piano.

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  • Brett Gilbert  The Link is now correct above!

     

    And great questions, Gail Starr  and Brett! Will answer during the stream!

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
      • 9 mths ago
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      Dominic Cheli Thanks!  I’m hoping my meeting is over by 2:00 pm east coast time because I’m quite interested is ALL the topics you and your team present!

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    • Gail Starr Hi Gail! Unfortunately this livestream is AT 2pm East Coast time. But as always, you can click on the link above to watch the archival video. I will definitely address your question!

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    • Sindre Skarelven
    • Pianist, composer and piano teacher
    • Sindre_Skarelven
    • 9 mths ago
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    Not sure if I can make it on time today, so I post a question here:

    Do you ever get the feeling of not having prepared enough? How can preparing away from the piano help with this.  

    Are preparation away from the piano also a part of your routine when you are not «on the road»? 

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    • Sindre Skarelven Great questions! No worries if you can't attend, as always these events are archived at the links above!

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  • Last performance had heartrate of 145 bpm when starting. Any tips on how to reduce this to a more managable level for a 68 year old?

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  • Thanks for this session.  It’s good to hear all these tips.  I appreciate you spent the time to share with us.

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