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The Technique of Piano Playing

by Gat Jozsef

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Collet's (Publishers) Ltd., London / Corvina Press, Budapest. Translated by István Kleszky. Illustrations by Jeno Szots. Condition: Book is very good clean and sound throughout, the Covers show slight fading top and bottom and the dust jacket worn. A comprehensive guide to learning how to play the piano, in which József Gát (Former Professor of Music at the High School of Budapest) shares his methods and techniques. Richly illustrated in black & white with photographs, drawings, diagrams and sheet music. Contents: Preface, Preface to the Second Edition, Tone and Tone-Colouring Possibilities of the Piano. Of the Swing-Stroke. The Synthesizing Process and the Adapting Movement. Seat and Body Posture. Legato and Staccato. On Finding Contact with the Instrument. On the Naturalness of Movement. On Practising. Slow Practising of Fast Playing. On the Role of the Various Joints. Structure and Form of the Hand. The Fundamental Playing Forms and Their Variants. The Technique of Octaves and Chords. The Tremolo. Skips. Glissando. Finger Technique. The Playing of Scales. Scales in Thirds. Passages.Trills. The Technique of Repetition. On the Playing of Etudes. Fingering. Complementary Gymnastic Exercises. Notes on Teaching the Technical Problems of Beginners. Index. List of Filmstrips.


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