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Publisher Comments:

This concise volume by an expert in the field is not only a practical manual for the performer, it also deals authoritatively with the history of the instrument, stressing basic facts and describing techniques of music making. In covering the essentials of performance practice and musical style for the classical repertoire, the text provides important suggestions for mastering basic touch, fingering, articulation and phrasing, rhythm and tempo, ornaments such as the trill, slide, turn and arpeggio; ensemble playing, and other fundamentals. According to Music and Letters, the author "has compressed a great deal of useful information into a comparatively short space yet has managed to keep the text readable." With its sound advice and abundant information, this volume is sure to appeal to a wide range of students, teachers, and music lovers.

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This concise volume offers both a practical manual for performers and an authoritative history of the instrument. Includes advice on mastering basic touch, fingering, articulation and phrasing, rhythm and tempo, ornaments, more.

Synopsis:

This concise volume is not only a practical manual for the performer but also an authoritative history of the instrument. In covering the essentials of performance practice and musical style for the classical repertoire, the text provides important suggestions for mastering basic touch, fingering, articulation and phrasing, rhythm and tempo, ornaments, ensemble playing, more.

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"Some recommended editions of harpsichord music": p. 215-216.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486422343
Author:
Schott, Howard
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Instruction & Study
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Harpsichord
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - General
Subject:
harpsichord manual
Subject:
history of harpsichord
Subject:
harpsichord technique
Subject:
Music-Education and Therapy
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover books on music
Series Volume:
RN-0283
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.56 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This concise volume offers both a practical manual for performers and an authoritative history of the instrument. Includes advice on mastering basic touch, fingering, articulation and phrasing, rhythm and tempo, ornaments, more.
"Synopsis" by ,
This concise volume is not only a practical manual for the performer but also an authoritative history of the instrument. In covering the essentials of performance practice and musical style for the classical repertoire, the text provides important suggestions for mastering basic touch, fingering, articulation and phrasing, rhythm and tempo, ornaments, ensemble playing, more.
"Synopsis" by , "Some recommended editions of harpsichord music": p. 215-216.
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