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Clavichord for beginners

Author: Joan Benson
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana Univ. Press, 2014.
Series: Publications of the Early Music Institute
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Suitable for both practitioners and enthusiasts, this book describes the proper method for practicing fingering and articulation and emphasizes the importance of touch and sensitivity at the keyboard.  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Benson
ISBN: 9780253011589 0253011582
OCLC Number: 884728439
Description: XII, 126 Seiten : Illustrationen, Notenbeispiele.
Contents: Introduction1. Clavichord for all KeyboardistsWhat is a Clavichord?Clavichord for Keyboard BeginnersFor HarpsichordistsFor Players of Early PianoFor Modern PianistsFor OrganistsFor Singing ClavichordistsA Personal Note for Aspiring Clavichordists2. Preparing to PlayWays of RelaxingTouch AwarenessFinger Awareness, SeatedFinger Interaction, SeatedExercise For Finger IndependenceExercise For Flexible WristsGetting to Know Your ClavichordPosition at the KeyboardControl of Tone and Pitch3. Clavichord Lessons Series ILesson One: Lowering a Key SoundlesslyLesson Two: Making a SoundLesson Three: Playing Two Notes in a RowLesson Four: Including a Raised KeyLesson Five: Bach's Cantabile TouchLesson Six: Producing a Cantabile (Singing) SoundLesson Seven: Cantabile with Fingers 4 and 5Lesson Eight: Cantabile With the ThumbLesson Nine: Cantabile on two Successive NotesLesson Ten: Playing Five Notes in a RowLesson Eleven: TimingLesson Twelve: Five Finger Exercise4. Clavichord Lessons, Series IILesson One: Degrees of SoftnessLesson Two: Degrees of LoudnessLesson Three: Crescendo and Diminuendo on Five NotesLesson Four: Contrast in Dynamics, Two HandsLesson Five: Articulation on Single NotesLesson Six: Articulation on Two NotesLesson Seven: Leaping with one FingerLesson Eight: Playing IntervalsLesson Nine: For a Flexible ThumbLesson Ten: The Makings of a Scale5. Preparing for Pieces6. Eleven Easy Pieces7. Exploring the Past: 15th Through 17th Centuries8. Exploring the Past: Eighteenth-Century Germany9. Exploring the Present and FutureSelected BibliographyExtended bibliographyIndexAbout the Author
Series Title: Publications of the Early Music Institute
Responsibility: Joan Benson.


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Beginners, and keyboard players from other disciplines, will profit immensely from Benson's detailed analysis of clavichord touch; the dynamic variation in her own playing, particularly her enviable Read more...

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