EBook Natural Fingering : A Topographical Approach to Pianism (EPUB, PDF)

by Jon Verbalis

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Though incomplete at the time of his death in 1849, Chopin's Projet de methode was nonetheless revolutionary in many respects. But with his Fundamental Pattern, Chopin announced the recognition, if not discovery, of the keyboard's extraordinary topographical symmetry and postulated a core formulation for a new "pianistic" pedagogy. More than a hundred years later the now-legendary Heinrich Neuhaus would passionately plead for this pedagogy and a pianism rooted in it. Natural Fingering explores this remarkable symmetry, significantly as it sheds light on fingering matters for the now vast catalogue of repertoire. It also examines the revolutionary impact of equal temperament on compositional key choice as well as the liberating influence of Charles Eschmann-Dumur's unique discoveries regarding symmetrical inversion. Author Jon Verbalis develops principles for a topographically-based fingering strategy that reflect a surprising compatibility of this fixed symmetrical organization with th

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ISBN9780199781638
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PublisherOxford University Press Inc
GanreKeyboard Instruments
Release date 04.05.2012
Pages count276
File size1.5 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating4.03 (3 votes)

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