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The visible and invisible in pianoforte technique, being a digest of the author's technical teachings up to date,

Author: Tobias Matthay
Publisher: London, H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1932.
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Matthay, Tobias, 1858-1945.
Visible and invisible in pianoforte technique.
London, H. Milford, Oxford university press, 1932
(OCoLC)612607311
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Matthay
OCLC Number: 1353991
Notes: "Printed in the United States of America."
"Epitome" (8E-59E) published separately in 1931 under title: An epitome of the laws of pianoforte technique.
Description: xiii, 176, 1 leaf, 8E-59E pages frontispiece, illustrations (including music) plates, portraits, diagrams 22 cm
Contents: Foreward --
Preface --
1. The Meaning and Purpose of Technique --
2. How to Use the Piano Key --
3. Acurracy of Tone, and the Link Between Music and Technique --
4. How to Use Limb and Muscle --
5. The Physiological Details --
6. The Use and Misuse of Forearm Rotation --
7. The Movement of Touch, During and Before Key-Decent --
8. On Holding Notes, The Right Way and the Wrong Way --
9. Bent and Flat --
10. How to Find the Right Notes --
11. How to Play the Staccato and Legato --
12. Weight-Transfer and Arm-Variation Touch --
13. On Postion, and Movement --
14. On the Naming of Things (Nomenclature) --
Additional Notes --
1. on Practicing --
2. At the Beginning --
3. Forearm-Rotation and Misunderstandings --
4. On beauty and Ugliness of Touch --
5. Effective and Ineffective Fingerwork --
6. Pianola v. Human Passage-Work --
7. reproduced v. Self-Produced --
8. A Plea For Music-Making --
9. The Distinction Between the Visible and Invisble --
10. The "Pure Finger-Work" --
11. The Futility of Anatomically-Directed Pedagogics --
12. On Key-bedding --
13. Flat v. Bent Finger Action --
14. The Three "Living levers" --
15. An Impossible Reconciliation --
16. On The Nature of Rhythm --
17. An Alternative ppp Method --
18. On Rhythmical Attention --
Contents of Epitome --
1. The Meaning of Technique --
2. How to Use the Piano-Key --
3. Accuracy of Tone, and the Link Between Music and Technique --
4. How to Use Your Limbs and Muscles --
5. How to Use Your Finger, Hand, and Arm --
6. The Use and Misuse of Forearm Rotation --
7. The Movements of Touch, During and Before Key Descent --
8. On Holding Notes, The Right Way and the Wrong Way --
9. Bent and Flat (Thrusting and Clinging) Finger-Action --
10. How to Find the Right Notes --
11. Staccato and Legato --
12. Weight-Transfer and Arm-Vibration Touch --
13. On Position, and Movement --
14. On the Naming of Things (Nomenclature) --
"Daily Maxims" (55 Pianistic Aphorisms) --
"Final Precepts".
Responsibility: by Tobias Matthay.

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