New PDF release: A Handbook Of Piano Playing

By Eric Hope

ISBN-10: 140676647X

ISBN-13: 9781406766479

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The only way to down always as can push it no further. In releasing the pedal care must be taken that it is allowed to rise completely, otherwise we can never be sure that the is to cultivate far as it dampers sounds. 44 the habit of taking the pedal will go, until the foot will return to the strings in order to cut off unwanted PEDALLING Occasionally, as in the following example where a low note has to be sustained during changing harmonies at a higher pitch, the device known as 'half -pedalling* should be used: Debu$$y: Sonore La CatKedrale jatts Engbuti* durdi Half-pedalling does not, as the term might seem to imply, taking the pedal half way down; it means that the pedal, having been depressed (in this case immediately after the low C) 9 is allowed to rise about three-quarters of the way as each mean chord played, and is very quickly depressed again.

The heart of the veriest tyro can seethe with emotion, but it is the cool head of the experienced artist that will move audiences. No two performances of the same music by the same performer will be exactly alike in every detail; if they were, they would be 'reproductions* instead of 'originals', to use a pictorial expression. ) We decided, during our study period, upon the way in which we mean to play; we must have chosen those minute inflections of tone and time which, almost in spite of ourselves, will make the interpretation our own.

This gives now are moved a little nearer a softer tone because the hammers hammers strike the strings with less momentum; but the actual unchanged. In older upright pianos, one sometimes finds that the depression of the soft pedal causes a strip of felt to be inserted between the hammers and the strings. Certainly a very drastic change of tone-quality results, but the muffled sound is capable of scarcely any quality of the sound is gradation. In a grand piano the soft pedal mechanism opens up fascinating possibilities of tonal variation.

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