Methodological Principles of Piano Technique in the Stages of Development
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 5-1, October 2014, Pages: 42-48
Received: Sep. 12, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 17, 2014; Published: Sep. 23, 2014
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Rumyana Stoyanova Zhekova-Stoynova, Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski", Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Abstract
The technique of the performer’s movements is determinant to the quality of keyboard performance. The performer’s motor development is achieved, in accordance with the stages of age development. The author of this article presents the methodological principles of work in mastering the keyboard movements. Motor skills have age defined characteristics. They functions in a relation to the anatomic and psychophysiological profile of the performer. Their comprising components have different indexes in the separate stages of individual development, which is a direct requirement for a change in the methodological approaches. The piano pedagogue needs to find opportunities to influence the biopsychological potential of the students for processing motor information, to activate it to the maximum extent with the purpose of achieving a quality musical activity as an interpreter. The pedagogic selection of models for motor development should be based on the current profile of the student and should reflect the hierarchical principle of building complex movements. The refinement of methods for pedagogical influence aims at achieving optimal pianist movements with a free command of the body; realization of the interrelation between the state of the piano playing apparatus and the qualities of the achieved sound result; mastering of the motor parameters – strength, temporal and spatial; building skills for constructing motor programs, which correspond to the semantic purposes and achieve a logical and vivid interpretation of the work; improving the sensory-motor coordination during the performance of the motor programs.
Keywords
Piano, Movements, Motor Parameters, Children, Teenagers, Young Adults, Methods of Education
To cite this article
Rumyana Stoyanova Zhekova-Stoynova, Methodological Principles of Piano Technique in the Stages of Development, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Special Issue: Musical Theory, Psychology and Pedagogy. Vol. 2, No. 5-1, 2014, pp. 42-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.s.2014020501.17
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