Etude Volume 27, No. 5

Etude Volume 27, No. 5

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the leaves and told the pupils to take such and such exercises on certain pages. "Touch and Technic" is, in a sense, a teacher's manual. Children pupils might not be able to understand the text. Teachers should apply its principles in the exercises they give. As the pupils grow older and advance in musicianship, they should own copies, and be taught how they should be used. 6. Pupils never "thoroughly master" scales and arpeggios. Even great players continue to practice them. Practice the scales in octaves, thirds, sixths and tenths, double thirds, double sixths, and double octaves in both major and minor. Arpeggios in triads, dominant and diminished seventh forms, in the various groupings. Then there are many other necessary and special exercises in Mason, Philipp, or Plaidy. After these the technical exercises of Tausig, Moszkowski and others may be taken up. 7. The harmonic minor would better be taught first; afterwards the melodic form. HARMONY A NECESSARY STUDY. "Do you consider a course In harmony essential in a musician's study? I was recently talking with a musician who contends that harmony is unnecessary, that although it may sound well to be able to say that one has had a course in harmony, yet not one harmony student In a dozen could harmonize a melody. This musician further contends that the world has no use for theoretical musicians, and places sight-reading above every other attainment. To me harmony seems very Important, although my own training has not been very thorough. One of my teachers gave this definition of harmony when asked in regard to its value In a course of study: 'Harmony Is to music what grammar Is to language.' "Are scales a necessary part of a violinist's work?" There is...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838246
  • 9781236838247