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Foundations of Pianoforte Technique: Co-ordination Exercises

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"Pianoforte playing is an epitome of human experience in that it can be reduced to three elements - feeling, thought, and action. Action, in pianoforte playing, is technique, and just as in life our actions are governed by our feelings and thoughts, so our pianoforte technique is inevitably conditioned by mental states - by musical thoughts and feelings. To lay sure foundations, therefore, in pianoforte technique, we should go farther back than the mental impulses that call them into being. But even a superficial study of the matter reveals to us the fact that the problem is far too complex for the untrained mind of the elementary (or even fairly advanced) student to grasp as a whole. Where then should we start? A satisfactory answer to this question needs a clear grasp of the problem. I therefore propose to indicate the outlines of the subject."

No dust jacket.
Boards have some wear, faded around edges.
Good page condition, slight edge wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Coviello, Ambrose
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Third Impression 1949
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
99
Publisher:
Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press

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"Pianoforte playing is an epitome of human experience in that it can be reduced to three elements - feeling, thought, and action. Action, in pianoforte playing, is technique, and just as in life our actions are governed by our feelings and thoughts, so our pianoforte technique is inevitably conditioned by mental states - by musical thoughts and feelings. To lay sure foundations, therefore, in pianoforte technique, we should go farther back than the mental impulses that call them into being. But even a superficial study of the matter reveals to us the fact that the problem is far too complex for the untrained mind of the elementary (or even fairly advanced) student to grasp as a whole. Where then should we start? A satisfactory answer to this question needs a clear grasp of the problem. I therefore propose to indicate the outlines of the subject."

No dust jacket.
Boards have some wear, faded around edges.
Good page condition, slight edge wear.

Author(s):
Coviello, Ambrose
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Third Impression 1949
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
99
Publisher:
Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press

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