Essentials of Piano Technic
Excerpt from Essentials of Piano Technic: A Volume of Practice Material for Teacher and Student To the act of touch, the student should add alternating of fingers, and rhythmic drill, by the practice, from memory, of the simplest one, two, three and five-finger exercises. These must be done, at first, very slowly, with clear stroke and steady hand-position. The fingers should be lifted rather high at first whatever the later method is to be as decided finger-action gains for the student clearness, precision or accuracy, and physical development. The following exercises will be helpful, each played first with hands separate, then together; one and two octaves, up and down; with different pairs of fingers one and three, two and four, and three and five (in the two-finger exercises); and with different sets of fingers as one, two, and three; two, three, and four; and three, four, and five in the three-finger exercises. The stud ies should all be practiced very slowly at first; later the speed may be doubled. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.