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On Piano Playing: Motion, Sound, and Expression Paperback – 1 Sep 1995

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Schirmer; International Edition edition (1 Sept. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0028722809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0028722801
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 896,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Preface. PART ONE: THE DETERMINING FACTORS IN PIANO TECHNIQUE. 1. Music, Motions and Emotions. 2. The Piano. 3. The Human Performing Mechanism. PART TWO: BASIC TECHNICAL PATTERNS. 4. Free Fall. 5. Five-Fingers, Scales, and Arpegglos. 6. Rotation. 7. Staccato. 8. Thrust. 9. Summary of the Basic Technical Patterns. PART THREE: TECHNIQUE BECOMES MUSIC. 10. Identification and Application of the Basic Technical Patterns. 11. Independence and Interdependence. 12. The Pedals. 13. Singing Tone. 14. Practicing. 15. Memorization. 16. Musical Diction. 17. Public Performance. 18. Mannerisms and Excess Energy. Index.

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On Piano Playing is Gyorgy Sandor's complete, practical program for developing the physical skills essential to accomplished playing.


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