Joints will always collapse; training them to collapse toward the fallboard
It provides classic lines, traditional leg and toe block design plus an authentic fallboard
. The CS10 also employs the Soundboard Speaker System, which uses a real wooden soundboard to create the sound of an acoustic instrument.
It can be practiced on the fallboard
or a tabletop.
"Desert in Bloom" is a fine introduction to irregular and changing meters, while "Mother Earth, Sister Moon" asks the performer to tap rhythmic figures on the fallboard
(the composer even suggests having a percussionist perform these while possibly improvising similar rhythms).
You might ask the student to first "play" the piece, or part of it, at an imaginary piano or on the fallboard
, counting or chanting the rhythm to help them get a feel for the piece.
The mind, not being focused on the music, fixes its attention, instead, on extraneous details: the placement of our feet on the floor, the reflection of our hands in the shiny fallboard
of the piano, the sounds in the hall, the note we just missed.