As musicians we are completely dependent on the coordination skills of our body. The interplay of muscular use is really complex, and it is therefore useful to have specific knowledge about what is actually going on when we play and sing. This is where Timani comes in as a unique supplement to traditional teaching methods. Timani can help musicians and teachers to develop a deep understanding of the body and its function while playing and singing, based on anatomy and science.
Many musicians feel that through Timani they have gotten answers to questions related to their instrumental and musical challenges, and that they gain more conscious choices on how to use their body when practicing.
Timani can not just solve physical problems, but it can also help you to really get out your musical expression; so that it flows through you, just as you dreamt of in the time you chose to become a musician. – Dagny Bakken, co-principal 2.violin in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
The guidance of a Timani Teacher offers help to enhance your physical potential and through a more healthy use of the body it might also prevent repetitive strain injury. You will learn basic principles on how to stand, sit, breathe and use your fingers, arms and shoulders while playing and singing. You will also learn how to use your feet, sitting bones and hands to push away from the ground. This will help to give secure contact, control and accuracy between the instrument, body and brain. When the signals between the body and brain moves more efficiently, it will be easier to let music flow through the system and have increased clarity when practising and on stage.
“It is crazy how little we know about what the body actually wants and what is good for it. And it is unbelievable what one can get used to when we don’t know better. If one first has become aware of the possibilities, it is impossible to go back to old technique. – Marte H. Wulff, artist
The goal of Timani is to gain concrete knowledge, physical awareness and control that gives you the opportunity to express your full musical potential.