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Basic principles in pianoforte playing

Author: Josef Lhévinne
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, [1972]
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Written at the height of his career, this little book by the inward poet of the piano is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching. The heart of the guide is devoted to the attainment of a beautiful tone, and specific musical examples are presented as illustrations throughout.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lhévinne, Josef, 1874-1944.
Basic principles in pianoforte playing.
New York, Dover Publications [1972]
(DLC) 74157433
(OCoLC)298415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Lhévinne
ISBN: 9780486317403 0486317404
OCLC Number: 841494102
Notes: Reprint of the 1924 ed.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 48 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The modern piano --
Things that cannot be skipped --
Indifference to rests --
Developing rhythm --
Hear rhythmic music --
Grounding in musicianship --
The value of ear training --
Essentials of a good touch --
Amateurs with naturally fine touch --
The secret of a beautiful tone --
The ringing, singing tone --
The part the wrist plays in a good tone --
Acquiring delicacy and power --
The technical side --
Floating in the air --
Important questions --
Power in playing and what it means --
Natural shock absorbers --
Accuracy in playing --
Two important factors --
Some things about staccato --
The basis of beautiful legato ; Stop and listen --
People who memorize readily --
The daily practice --
Secure variety in practice --
Acquiring velocity --
The danger of bravura --
The danger of the pedal.
Responsibility: With a new foreword by Rosina Lhevinne.
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Written at the height of his career, this little book by the inward poet of the piano is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching. The heart of the guide is devoted to the attainment of a beautiful tone, and specific musical examples are presented as illustrations throughout.

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