The Mechanics of Piano Technic: A Primer of the Movements and Forces Used in Piano Playing, with Precise Analysis in the Method of Modern Physical Science

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R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1909 - Piano - 92 pages
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Page 44 - ... finger does not suffice, but must be reinforced by wrist pressure in the following way: Touch the key lightly and force the fingers to press it down deep, (without losing contact with the key) by means of an upward swing of the wrist; at this instant, wrist and finger joints must be finn. The same effect may also be obtained by a rapid down-stroke of the wrist. ' If one touched the keys lightly and forced the fingers to press them down deeply into the bottom of the keys, by swinging the wrist...
Page 44 - Mhen a full tone is to be brought out legato in cantilena (singing style), the full strength of die finger does not suffice, but must be reinforced by wrist pressure in the following way: Touch the key lightly and force the fingers to press it down deep, (without losing contact with the key) by means of an upward swing of the wrist; at this instant, wrist and finger joints must be finn. The same effect may also be obtained by a rapid down-stroke of the wrist. ' If one touched the keys lightly and...
Page 52 - After passing the tippet through the eye of the fly, hold the tippet end or tag between the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. With the right thumb and forefinger, slide the fly down the tippet. 2. Pass the fly across the left palm, over the little finger, and behind the back of the left hand. Then, draw the fly ( with the fly riding on the tippet loop) between the index and middle finger of the left hand.
Page 63 - For want of a better name we may call such a group a hand-group.
Page 63 - Suppose the first hand-group of ceg to have been played by the thumb and first two fingers of the right hand. The...

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