transcript from 2:45 (near the end of demonstration):
singing tone (edna goldansky)


"the slowing into the key is so minute that it does not effect the speed. speed is how you move quickly from note to note. the speed of the key has no bearing on the overall speed. it is a tiny difference between doing this... and doing this... the key's distance from where it starts to the bottom is very very don't get stuck on the word slow... it's slower than this... but the slowing of it is so little that you can do anything, you can sing ... you can go very slow into the key for soft, it's a little bit less weight, and still go quickly, so it has no bearing the slowing down of... it's two distinct directions."
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a major cause of wrist pain :

scales: use of rotation:


combining rotation with walking hand & arm (lateral motion)
holy moly
just use your ear
correct thumb positioning & movement

it's always interesting to see and hear how others approach playing and teaching an instrument, but it bothers me when they say "this is the correct way" as if other approaches are somehow flawed. of course some methods are flawed, but they are subjective.

while i agree with some of what she says, i have to disagree with what appears to be a somewhat banging approach to playing octaves.  as i listened, i felt that her thumb was too loud when playing octaves and thirds.

in short, i'll second what cynbad said.  if you use your ears and focus on relaxing, you'll probably figure  out what works best for you.

thanks for posting these though.  i don't mean to take away from your contribution.  you have a very methodical approach to musicianship that i'm sure benefits a lot of folks.
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