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By Eric Hope

ISBN-10: 140676647X

ISBN-13: 9781406766479

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Now play the notes at a fairly slow tempo, forte and staccatissimo* Now again, this time concentrating on the sensations in your and hand. Repeat the passage at the same tempo, but this time piano and legato. Do you not notice a difference fingers each finger immediately before the production of each sound? Next consider a simple chord: in the feeling in A HANDBOOK OF PIANO PLAYING having placed your fingers neatly upon and tenuto; now forte and staccato; and again, that each kind of piano and mezzo-staccato.

In most editions of waltzes by Chopin and other composers finds pedal indications like this. And the uncritical student of course puts down the pedal promptly on the first beat of the bar. But if the right hand melody is played legato,, natural will not have as it should be, the damper of the time to return to the strings and arrest their vibration before all the dampers including this one are lifted by the pedal. one D This will produce an unpleasant clashing of D natural against flat. In any case, is the use of the pedal really desirable during the first two beats of this bar?

With experience, this can be done principally away from the piano. If it is necessary to compare possible alternative fingerings at the keyboard the passage under consideration should be played very lightly and with a very relaxed hand, in order to avoid making any very deep impression on the mind; all that need be done, very often, is to place the fingers on the surface of the keys without depressing them. In any case, we should resort to the keyboard only after having decided upon such alternatives.

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