Etude Volume 12, No. 10

Etude Volume 12, No. 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...propress. Suppose we try first to play without counting; that sounds queer; but I am prompted by the desire to make it as easy to you as possible. Look at Example No. 1..--, -5 No. 1. fe=g 12 3 4 1 2) 4 12 34 1234 Let ns call half notes slow and quarter-notes fast. Then we say to ourselves; let us stop after each slow note before we attempt to strike the following; but the moment we have struck a fast note let us rush to the following. Thus, when reading the above Example No. 1 (without counting at all) we must stop after the first g; but from a we rush to a, b, c, and d without delay; but after having struck d we must stop a while because it is a slow note. From e quickly to f, when we stop again, as well as after d, and especially after the last g, as that is a very slow note. No. 2 shows us No. 1 in a different shape, which conveys to us the idea that the whole sentence ought to be played faster. But that depends entirely on circumstances; if the word Adagio were prefixed to No. 2 it would have to be played very slow, much slower than No. 1 with the word Presto prefixed. No. 2 1 a 3 4 1 2 34 So for the present we shall play No. 2 exactly like No. 1. As we did not connt, we may have stopped too long after slow notes, and we may have gone too fast from a fast note to the following. But that matters little at present. Our ear has now received a pretty correct impression of how it should be played. Now we turn again to No. 1, and in order to get it perfectly correct we count loud. Be careful to call out your numbers (they are marked in the three examples in their respective places) short and distinct; do not drawl or even stng them. In counting, No. 2 differs greatly in looks from No. 1. but not in sound. That proves to you that in reading..show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805364
  • 9781236805362