Luis_Br wrote:I think both things, music and technical aspects are important and they complement each other. Some people can fix their RH or whatever simply through playing and testing alone.
Yeah I think this and the other similar threads are very useful as long as they are kept in perspective.
Luis_Br wrote:The correct approach, IMO, is to avoid thinking which joints should move. Think how fingertip should move and its tactile sensations, while keeping an overall relaxed body. When you try to catch a glass on the table, if you think which individual muscles you should move, shoulder, arm or wrist, you won't catch the glass. You just think on the trajectory of the hand, the body takes care of the rest.
There seems to be a kind of affinity between Bonpensiere's thinking about the piano, the Alexander Technique, and Havas's thinking about the violin. Is this where you are coming from? I bought "A New Approach to Violin Playing" to find out more about this approach but (strangely enough) it is very specific to the violin, so wasn't really much help. Bonpensiere's book is a bit trippy and not exactly readable, but I feel there is a lot of value in some of the underlying ideas.