Piano playing Revisited

It's much easier to discern than on a modern piano, where even a thoughtless follow-through still produces a normal sound from the instrument. The clavichord helped me practice this gesture, and that's why I wish I had access to one ...

Author: David Breitman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781648250101

Category: Music

Page: 228

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A guide, linked to an online suite of video examples, to how historical instruments influenced the composers of keyboard music, and a way to look at their scores with fresh eyes and ears.

Style in Piano Playing

The thoughtless open coughing which can spoil a performance, an infectious complaint which upsets audience and pianist, the latter listening to the coughs instead of the sounds he is making, the audience restless from the waves of ...

Author: Peter Cooper

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9780714544908

Category: Music

Page: 193

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Renowned for its versatility, the piano has played a majorrole both in musical development and in the shaping ofpublic taste. Throughout its history it has always remainedat the centre of the music scene as the composer's tool, thevirtuoso's partner and the accompanist's mainstay.Style in Piano Playing is a book not only about the piano,its uses and performers, but also about the music writtenfor the piano. In it, the author shows how the great pianistsof the past built their programmes, tells of how they werereceived and takes a critical look at the history of musicaltaste.

The Musical Standard

But what has become of the boy who a few years ago showed every disposition to grow into a thoughtless pianist ? A perfect artist , a master of the piano . ” CRYSTAL PALACE . We Americans , who judge of pianists by the standard of ...



ISBN: MINN:31951001935683H

Category: Music


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A Portrait of Contemporary U S Teachers of Piano

Leschetizky warns that piano practice should never become a thoughtless throwing-off of exercises by the hour or by the number (Brée 1913, 57). Deppe required his students to practice two hours daily but no more than three; ...

Author: Barbara Ann Stolz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793603029

Category: Music

Page: 294

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Using factors extrapolated from historical and social science literatures to frame the observations of twenty current U.S. piano teachers, A Portrait of Contemporary U.S. Teachers of Piano: A Musical Journey explores the contemporary U.S. piano teacher through a social science lens. Drawing on many interviews and on her personal experience with teaching piano, Barbara Stolz argues that each teacher is an artist and a pedagogue, teaching approaches are eclectic and pragmatic, and knowing each student is paramount.

An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine 1883 1957 Par t 1

Position , Breathing and Poise for Pianists , Nov17 : 728 Selecting Etudes , Nov06 : 743 Success with the Adult ... Aug99 : 257 Piano Duet Practice , Feb08 : 86 Proposed Remedy for Thoughtless Piano Playing , Mar92 : 58 Some of the ...

Author: Pamela Richardson Dennis

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895797119

Category: Reference

Page: 724

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As America's geography and societal demands expanded, the topics in The Etude magazine (first published in 1883) took on such important issues as women in music; immigration; transportation; Native American and African American composers and their music; World War I and II; public schools; new technologies (sound recordings, radio, and television); and modern music (jazz, gospel, blues, early 20th century composers) in addition to regular book reviews, teaching advice, interviews, biographies, and advertisements. Though a valued source particularly for private music teachers, with the de-emphasis on the professional elite and the decline in salon music, the magazine ceased publication in 1957. This Index to the articles in The Etude serves as a companion to E. Douglas Bomberger¿s 2004 publication on the music in The Etude. Published a little over fifty years after the final issue reached the public, this Index chronicles vocal and instrumental technique, composer biographies, position openings, department store orchestras, the design of a successful music studio, how to play an accordion, recital programs in music schools, and much more. The Index is a valuable tool for research, particularly in the music culture of American in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With titles of these articles available, the doors are now open for further research in the years to come. The Index is published in two parts and sold as a set for $250.00.

Piano Mastery Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers

"Experience counts for much with the teacher, but much, more with the pianist. ... If I play a chord passage with high wrist, that I may bring out a certain effect or quality of tone at that point, the thoughtless student might be under ...

Author: Harriette Brower

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783847203476

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

A Quiet Will The Life of Clara Barton Abridged Annotated

But when she was hard at work and wanted to concentrate her thought, she found no joy in the thoughtless hammering which an open piano seemed to invite. There was a time for all things, even for piano-playing, and in its proper time and ...

Author: William E. Barton



Category: Medical


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Like Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton was so much more than the "Angel of the Battlefield." It was not until the American Civil War that she found her calling. As a young woman, she struggled with the deep emotions that would be a lifelong trait. "1852: I have found it extremely hard to restrain the tears today, and would have given almost anything to have been alone and undisturbed. I have seldom felt more friendless, and I believe I ever feel enough so. I see less and less in the world to live for, and in spite of all my resolution and reason and moral courage and everything else, I grow weary and impatient. I know it is wicked and perhaps foolish, but I cannot help it. There is not a living thing but would be just as well off without me. I contribute to the happiness of not a single object; and often to the unhappiness of many and always of my own, for I am never happy. True, I laugh and joke, but could weep that very moment, and be the happier for it." She received an appointment as clerk in the Patent Office at a salary of $1400 a year. She was one of the first, and believed herself to have been the very first, of women appointed to a regular position in one of the departments, with work and wages equal to that of a man. Then came the catastrophe of the Civil War. Early on, she decided that marriage would not be the direction of her life. She didn't just throw herself into her battlefield work...she reinvented how it should be done. She operated independently from Dorothea Dix and the corps of army nursing. She went where the shells were flying. After the war, she worked tirelessly to find out the fate of missing soldiers. From the beginning of the year 1865 to the end of 1868 she sent out 63,182 letters of inquiry. But her crowning achievement was not the fame she gained and the company of the powerful. She fought tooth and nail against an isolationist United States to gain acceptance of the Treaty of Geneva, which helped her found the American Red Cross. Nearly to the end of her long life, she worked in the field, often at the cost of her own health. But she was no shrinking violet. She knew how to fight quietly and plied her inflexible will upon the causes that mattered most to her: the Red Cross, abolition of slavery, women's rights, and relief of suffering. There has probably not been a better biography of Barton than this two-volume set by William Barton published in 1922. For the first time, both volumes are together in a well-formatted ebook version. Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

The Warped Piano

"Look Gary," growled Darth, with a thoughtless glare that reminded Gary of brave dogs. "It's not that I don't love you, but I want a fight. You owe me 8145 dollars." Gary looked back, even more fuzzy and still fingering the solid book.

Author: Andy Mor

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365521690

Category: Fiction


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The Warped Piano A Short Story by Random Writer Pete Ball was thinking about Sarah Thornton again. Sarah was a callous painter with handsome arms and solid fingers. Pete walked over to the window and reflected on his derelict surroundings. He had always loved sunny Philadelphia with its unknown, unnatural umbrellas. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel sparkly.

The Life of Clara Barton Founder of the American Red Cross Volume 2

But when she was hard at work and wanted to concentrate her thought, she found no joy in the thoughtless hammering which an open piano seemed to invite. There was a time for all things, even for piano—playing, and in its proper time and ...

Author: William Eleazar Barton

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785874126605

Category: History


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