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|Description:||xi, 155 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||pt. I. Fundamental Studies. 1. Recognition Patterns. Teaching and Performing. The Teaching Career. Teaching and Mentoring. 2. Basic Positions. Performance Attitude. The Performance-Career Dream. The Extremely Gifted Student. The Latecomer. 3. Neglected Rudiments. Inner Hearing. Inner Pulse. Harmonic Consciousness. 4. Neglected Skills. Sight Reading. Collaboration. Improvisation --
pt. II. Virtuoso Studies. 6. Extension Exercises. Scheduling Practice Time. Strengthening Weak Areas. Taking Stock. 6. Repeated Notes. Practice Procedures. Concentration. Technical and Musical Growth. 7. Ricordanza (Memory). Types of Memorizing. Memorizing for Performance. 8. Pour les Trois Pedales ... The Damper Pedal. The Sostenuto Pedal. The Una Corda Pedal. 9. Balancing Act. Subjectivity versus Objectivity. Performance Practice. 10. Contemporary Challenge. A Cue for the Defense. Dealing with the Prosecution --
pt. III. Transcendental Studies. 11. Mazeppa (The Way We Wear). Staying in Shape.
Gordon's extensive personal experience as performer, teacher, educator and writer over 30 years or so is clearly shown ... a refreshingly honest, lucidly written and down-to-earth look at the real