Piano Mastery eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 210 pages of information about Piano Mastery.
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Start of eBook1
IGNACE JAN PADEREWSKI1
Ignace Jan Paderewski1
PRELUDE1
PIANO MASTERY2
I2
CLEARNESS A MUST PRINCIPLE4
FINGERING5
CORRECT MOTION5
STUDYING EFFECTS5
INTERPRETATION5
II6
THE HAND OF A PIANIST6
III8
MAKING THE PIANO A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT8
IV11
MIND IN PIANO STUDY11
NATURAL TECHNIC12
KEEPING UP A REPERTOIRE12
FILLING IN A PASSAGE13
V13
CONSERVING ENERGY IN PIANO PRACTISE13
VI16
AN AUDIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER16
VII19
RELAXATION THE KEYNOTE OF MODERN PIANO PLAYING19
VIII22
MASTERING PIANISTIC PROBLEMS22
IX24
PROBLEMS OF PIANO TEACHERS24
FOUNDATIONAL EXERCISES26
USE OF STUDIES26
BOOKS THAT ARE HELPFUL27
IN REGARD TO INTERPRETATION27
QUESTION OF PERSONALITY28
X29
AN ARTIST AT HOME29
MEMORIZING BY ANALYSIS30
A PIANO HAND30
XI31
FORM, TECHNIC, AND EXPRESSION31
LOW HAND POSITION32
AMOUNT OF PRACTISE32
XII33
WATCHING THE ARTIST TEACHER AT WORK33
XIII37
THE QUESTION OF PIANO TONE37
VARIETY OF TONE38
AVOID RESTRICTING RULES40
THE QUESTION OF VELOCITY41
OBTAINING POWER41
XIV41
TRAINING THE CHILD41
TRAINING THE CHILD42
XV45
THE “MELODY” AND “COLORATURA” HAND45
PRINCIPLES OF TOUCH46
MELODY HAND46
THE TECHNICAL HAND47
ASSIMILATION OF PRINCIPLES47
MEMORIZING47
OCTAVE STUDIES48
KEEPING UP REPERTOIRE48
DETAILS OF PRACTISE48
XVI49
SOME ESSENTIALS OF PIANO PLAYING49
TONE PRODUCTION50
RHYTHM IN PIANO PLAYING50
ABOUT MEMORIZING51
KEEPING TECHNIC IN REPAIR52
AMERICAN VERSUS EUROPEAN CONDITIONS52
XVII53
AN ARTIST AT HOME53
XVIII54
ANOTHER ARTIST AT HOME54
LETTING THE HAND FIND ITSELF55
XIX56
MORE LIGHT ON LESCHETIZKY’S IDEAS56
MEMORIZING57
POWER AND VELOCITY58
XX58
HOW THE PIANIST CAN COLOR TONE WITH ACTION AND EMOTION58
FOUR REQUISITES FOR PIANISTS59
MAKING CLIMAXES PIANISSIMO59
WE DO NOT WANT CUT-AND-DRIED PERFORMANCES60
DISSECTION OF DETAILS60
XXI61
EARLY TECHNICAL TRAINING61
VALUE OF TRANSPOSING62
XXII64
TECHNICAL PROBLEMS DISCUSSED64
OVERHAULING ONE’S TECHNIC64
MODERN PIANO MUSIC66
A BRAHMS CONCERTO66
XXIII66
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TEACHERS66
POWER WITHOUT EFFORT68
XXIV68
THE SCOPE OF PIANO TECHNIC68
WHAT TECHNIC INCLUDES69
EACH PUPIL A DIFFERENT PROBLEM69
HARMONY STUDY69
ACCORDING TO RULE70
ON INTERPRETATION70
MUSICAL CONDITIONS IN AMERICA71
A GROUP OF QUESTIONS71
XXV75
SIMPLICITY IN PIANO TEACHING75
INSPIRATION FROM AN AMERICAN TEACHER76
SIMPLICITY76
FINGER ACTION77
QUESTIONS OF PEDALING77
XXVI78
MODERN TENDENCIES IN PIANO MUSIC78
XXVII82
MODERN METHODS IN PIANO STUDY82
TONE WHICH VIBRATES THROUGH THE WHOLE BODY83
ON MEMORIZING84
ABSTRACT TECHNIC84
XXVIII85
CHARACTERISTIC TOUCH ON THE PIANO85
TECHNICAL STUDY86
VELOCITY87
POWER87
MEMORIZING88
HANS VON BUeLOW AS TEACHER AND INTERPRETER88
HINTS ON INTERPRETATION FROM TWO AMERICAN TEACHERS94
WILLIAM H. SHERWOOD94
DR. WILLIAM MASON98
VITAL POINTS IN PIANO PLAYING100
SECTION I100
ESSENTIALS OF PIANISM101
THE DESIRE FOR REAL KNOWLEDGE101
SEARCHING FOR TRUTH102
SECTION II102
WHAT TECHNIC INCLUDES102
HAND POSITION103
FINGER ACTION103
ARTISTIC TOUCH104
MELODY AND COLORATURA HANDS105
SECTION III105
THE PIANIST A MECHANIC106
INVENTING EXERCISES107
SLOW PRACTISE107
A FEW EXCEPTIONS108
SECTION IV108
ONE YEAR’S MEMORIZING109
PHRASE BY PHRASE110
CONSTANT REPAIRS NECESSARY111
SECTION V111
THE METRONOME112
TONE COLOR112
TONAL VARIETY112
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