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Essay on the true art of playing keyboard instruments

Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; William J Mitchell
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [1949]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments is a classic of musical literature in the true sense of the word.

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; William J Mitchell
ISBN: 0393097161 9780393097160
OCLC Number: 608283
Description: xiii, 449 pages : portrait, facsimiles, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : 1. Fingering --
2. Embellishments : General ; The appoggiatura ; The trill ; The turn ; The mordent ; The compound appoggiatura ; The slide ; The snap ; The elaboration of fermate --
3. Performance --
Part II : 4. Intervals and their signatures --
5. Thorough bass : The triad (I) ; The triad (II) ; The chord of the sixth (I) ; The chord of the sixth (II) ; The diminished triad ; The augmented triad ; The six-four chord (I) ; The six-four chord (II) ; The four-three chord (I) ; The four-three chord (II) ; The six-five chord (I) ; The six-five chord (II) ; The chord of the second (I) ; The chord of the second (II) ; The five-two chord ; The five-four-two chord ; The three-two chord ; The chord of the seventh (I) ; The chord of the seventh (II) ; The seven-six chord ; The seven-four chord ; The chord of the major seventh (I) ; The chord of the major seventh (II) ; The chord of the ninth (I) ; The chord of the ninth (II) ; The nine-six chord ; The nine-four chord ; The nine-seven chord ; The five-four chord --
6. Accompaniment : The unison ; One-part accompaniment for the left hand ; The organ point ; Appoggiaturas ; Syncopated notes ; The dotted compound appoggiatura ; The dotted slide ; Performance ; Closing cadences ; The fermata ; Some refinements of accompaniment ; Imitation ; Some precautions of accompaniment ; The need for figured basses ; Passing tones ; Chords that precede their bass notes ; The recitative ; Changing notes ; Bass themes --
7. Improvisation : The free fantasia.
Other Titles: Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen.
Responsibility: by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; translated and edited by William J. Mitchell, associate professor of music, Columbia University.
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