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Clarence G. Hamilton: Touch And Expression In Piano Playing


This brief yet comprehensive guide shows pianists how to produce every possible variety of tones, including note values, pulsation, phrases, and their combination, dynamic contrasts and shadings, tempo, color, and style. The two-part treatment addresses kinds of touch and the application of touch to expression, offering methods for achieving more sensitive execution in practice and performance.

An essential volume for all piano students and teachers, this book emphasizes the relationship between techniques of touch and the expression of the composer's intention. The author excerpts and analyses portions of famous piano works and explains the uses of distinctive musical styles repeats and irregular measures, rhythms, and accents to assist students in their interpretation. He also includes hand and finger techniques for varied effects.

Reprint of the Oliver Ditson Company, Boston, 1927 edition.


  • - Author: Hamilton, Clarence G
  • - Pages: 80
  • - Year of Publications: 08-30-2012
  • - Instruments: Piano
  • - Arrangement Format: Reference
  • - Language: English
  • - Media: Book
  • - Publisher: Dover Publications
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SKU 486488284
Publisher Dover Publications
ISBN 9780486488288
Contributors Hamilton, Clarence G. (Author)
Pages 80
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