• JJ replied to the topic Taubman Approach in the forum Technique 3 years, 4 months ago

    I haven’t studied it, so I can’t speak from experience, but I have found an article about it. It teaches how to make music without fatigue, pain or injury. Doesn’t sound too far from the Alexander technique. There’s an annual symposium at Princeton university in New Jersey.

  • JJ replied to the topic Avoiding tension in the forum Technique 3 years, 4 months ago

    I’ve spotted a big mistake:

    T’ai chi can be more closely aligned with cello performance than the Alexander Technique because it relies on movement, whereas Alexander Technique tends to have a stationary interpretation.

    Nonsense, the Alexander Technique is all about movement. Where did that come from??

  • When I ‘Posture in Performance’, I mean how the performer uses their body when performing.

    Personally it really puts me off when I see grand theatrical movements which have no relevance to the music. Also, some performers will scrunch their whole body up, giving the tortured artist look, before they even start playing. This can look…[Read more]

  • Good luck Paul. Report back with your progress!

  • Hi, this is my first post here, I’m an Alexander Teacher. Very pleased to have found this site!

    I resonate with this point by David Kettle:

    I became increasingly aware of very different attitudes to the interpretation of the music through facial expressions, body movements and players’ use (or abuse) of their instruments. Did they feel they w…

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