Piano fitness is my lifestyle. My last two years have been spent consciously correcting two habits. The first, in fitness, changing a hyperextended knee to a soft neutral knee, was a 16 year habit. The second, in piano, changing a locked bridge in the hands to soft bridge, was a 30+ year habit. Amazingly, the body responds to the mind's conscious corrections, and new habits are beginning to emerge. The hypothesis - a 60-year-old mind-body can still learn to listen. Chopin's Opus 60, Barcarole, was chosen as the vehicle to test the implementation of these emerging new habits. The goal - to have the barcarole performance ready by my 61st birthday.
In the next six months, this blog will serve as a record of the progress made to reach this goal.
Regular postings will include thoughts and videos demonstrating the piano fitness training to establish these new habits until they are unconscious responses of the mind body. I am still learning to listen.