Essential Piano Technique
Super Fingers Essential Piano Technique
Super Fingers, yes, I mean your Super Fingers!
These exercises are created to unleash the super finger powers of any eager learner. In both the book and the course, I teach you how the arm relates to the fingers, and how you can work on it to lift your piano technique to a new level.
Here’s what you’ll get when you Sign Up for the Course
The online course is still in the progress of creation. Therefore, the huge pre-sale discount. Still, the release of new lessons shall be faster than you can keep up learning them. You'll get lifetime access right away to all the lessons that are ready and each new update. Your feedback will be of great value in the further development of this course.
This online course contains all the 57 exercises of the book Super Fingers – Essential Piano Technique. Each exercise well and deeply explained and demonstrated exactly how to work on them.
We'll explore why and how each exercise is important and how it will improve your overall piano playing? Many exercises come with alternative exercises that one can derive of each exercise. This will develop your own skills in breaking down difficult passages in piano music into finger workouts that will help you learn a new piece of music faster and much better.
Depending on how eager you work, the course is good for at least one year of material to work. This if you practice the exercises about 15 or 20 minutes daily. Remember that no magical formula can take away the work you need to put in. But I can assure you that if done seriously, these exercises will increase your abilities at the piano by a great magnitude!
“Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won’t carry a quitter”
– STEPHEN KING
Learn more effectively
In the course, we'll discover the three phases of working on any pianistic problem. Also, we'll explore different angles of tackling a difficulty.
Learn the heart of piano technique
How do the fingers actually work? And what is the role of the arm in playing? This is all covered to the very heart.
Become your own best teacher
We go into how to recognize what feels right and what doesn't. See different angles to approach a difficulty and how to design your own exercises to solve these.
Exercise material for at least a year
We cover the 57 exercises that are in the ebook. In 20 minutes a day you can work on 3 or 4 different exercises every day. Pick one new exercise every week and finish with one well learned.
What they say about my Method
He goes in great depth giving lots of joy in playing
Due to Lars' method on arm and finger technique, my piano play has improved a lot. He goes into great depth and that gives me a lot of joy in playing the piano.
With Lars I started really learn to play the piano
I’m over 40 years old and started learning to play the piano with a well-known piano learning app. I couldn't get any further and found Lars. That's when I really started learning to play the piano! Lars is a true professional.
His method taught me to solve problems by myself
I have learned with Lars how to solve technical problems by creating your own exercises of difficult places. I also became better in my rhythm and improvisation. Lars is really an excellent pianist and also a very good teacher.
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What’s in The Course
Module 1: The basic principles of piano technique
This module contains 10 lessons. Here we go into the essentials, the very core of piano technique, and how the fingers work and train them effectively. What are arm movements, and why we need them? We shall learn the 1st and 2nd phase of learning. The exercises are designed to learn the essential use of the fingers and arm.
Module 2: Some added essential arm & finger techniques
This module contains 13 lessons. Here we'll explore some new arm techniques; rotation and what I call the trampoline effect. Also, a different way of finger use. We shall increase the flexibility of the arms and give some special attention to the weakest fingers. In lessons 18 & 19, we'll learn the basics of playing scales and how to best study them. The chromatic scale is being introduced.
Module 3: Chords and brilliant fingers
This module contains 10 lessons. Special attention is focused on the intricacies of playing chords. The difficulty in playing chords is to evenly employ weight on each note, controlling the inner notes. I created exercises that are specially designed for freeing the inner notes and, at the same time, strengthen the fingers. Finger dexterity gets to a new level here. At the end of the module, we get acquainted with the different tonalities.
Module 4: Some Special techniques
This module contains 10 lessons. This module will explore some new special techniques: jumps that require precision and flexibility, passages in alternating hands, pedal technique. Exercises for finger dexterity recur throughout the course, but from this module on, we do more exercises with black keys. Finally, the 3rd phase of learning is introduced.
Module 5: exercises with Sustained notes & playing thirds
This module contains 10 lessons. First, we'll discover the power of working with sustained (held down) notes. These exercises are marvelous for the development of finger independence and strength. Next, a new finger technique, pizzicato, is introduced, which I like to call the cat technique. Finally, we'll start to play thirds (double notes). Combined with flexible arm movements, these exercises will lift your technique to entirely another level.
Module 6 (appendix): The complete scales
This module contains all the major and minor scales. It is more like an appendix module because, from module 3 on, we'll try to add one new scale each week or ten days, in the manner of lesson 19. So we go to this module each time we learn a new scale and watch the lesson for that particular scale.
Bonus Lessons: music pieces to bring into practice different learned techniques
BONUS LESSONS. Here you can download the entire book Super Fingers Essential Piano Technique as a whole PDF to print out. Next, extra lessons with pieces that are excellent in bringing specific techniques learned during the course into practice. These lessons aren't obliged but highly recommended. New lessons may be added during the lifetime of the course on my initiative or on students' requests.
Note: the bonuses become available after 30 days and not before finishing the first module. It is useless to start any of these lessons without learning some essentials first.
About the Course Teacher
Lars Nelissen van Gasselt
As a young teenager, Lars started to play the piano and fell in love with this instrument. Although he was a late starter, I knew what he wanted; to play as a professional.
Discipline and passion made him do the work. He became a student of Arthur Rubinstein's pupil Avi Schönfeld in just 4 years of lessons prior to his entry at the conservatory. After 7 years of study under Avi Schönfeld, he finished his professional studies successfully.
After that, he moved for several years to China to teach the piano. Now back in the Netherlands, he gets still invited to give Master Classes in China.
Some of my teacher's words
“ Lars has been a student in my piano class at the conservatory for several years. I highly appreciate his musicality, artistic qualities and imagination. His creativity gives me the feeling he'll be an excellent teacher, therefore I recommend him warmly.”
Most complete online course for Essential piano technique
At Piano Fantasy, we stand for the creativity expressed through music. Still, the imagination in learning techniques is no less valuable. The "Super Finger Course" is no exception to this. Imagination in learning piano technique makes your learning process so much more effective. In this course, you will discover a unique method and many creative strategies in boosting your piano technique to an entirely new level.
Six modules within total 57 exercises build on each other in a way that makes sense. When practicing every day for about 20 minutes, it takes about one up to one-and-a-half-year to finish the course with excellent results.
Many of the exercises you can take with you and make them serve you over the years for even more finger development or simply as warming up exercises.
To teach you all that is in this course, if you have regular piano lessons, it is worth a good one and a half years of weekly classes. That would cost, on average, a total of about $2000. Imagine now that you can replay every lesson as many times as you want. This is possible now for just a one-time fee with lifetime access!!
Included in the bonus module is the full e-book as a downloadable PDF, value $39. Still, each lesson comes with a PDF with a beautiful print of the exercise along with explanations. You view these on your tablet or print them out.
Note: The bonus module is accessible after finishing the first module and not before 30 days of the first access to the course. It makes no sense to go right into the bonus material before even finishing the first module.
A Six Modules Video Course and Bonuses with Lifetime access
Complete E-book as printable PDF
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If you have bought the e-book and within 90 days you decide to do the course, you'll get an 10% extra discount on the course. That means the E-Book didn't cost you practically anything.
Yes, most definitely. While still creating this course, I'm writing many ideas for a next-level course and even another next-level. In fact, I'm planning to write my complete system of piano techniques in 4 levels up to the Transcendental Piano Technique.
On average, if you spend 20 minutes a day, you can finish the course in one or one-and-a-half years.
Of course, you can practice more time, but you should never try to force your muscles and nerves to do the whole growth process at once. If you try to pull a small tree to make it grow faster, you'll break it. Instead, you might carefully and continuously push the tree, thus rewiring it and make it grow in a different direction over a more extended period of time.
The same is true for your brain and muscles. Perhaps a bit faster than a tree! 😉
Yes, most certainly, there will be courses in the future that focus more on other problems other than piano technique. For example, you can think of a course on rhythm, which is so essential in piano playing. Or a course on reading music faster. A certain piano repertoire brought into a course. But what type of courses also depends on you! When all of you tell me what you like to see in my next course, I'm very interested in complying if more people ask the same.
Yes, it will teach you to learn more effectively, thus faster. I try to give you my best tips and strategies to gain results quicker and, more importantly, much more satisfying. Yet, everyone learns differently. Some students understand things more cognitively more quickly. Others grasp the locomotor part much quicker but may not realize why they do what they do.
We rewire our brains all the time to turn our weaknesses into our strengths. This course does exactly that!
One-to-one advice isn't included in the course. But we have a dedicated Facebook Group where myself and others are happy to help you with any specific piano problems. Sometimes I'm there to answer your question, and another time maybe someone else there has the answer for you. Facebook even offers the possibility to post a short video of you playing a passage together with your question. Hope to see you there soon! 🙂