The First Principles Of Pianoforte Playing

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PREFACE.
Conclusion; (2) the Summaries of the four Parts; and (3) the Recapitulatories of the Chapters of each of these Parts. Constant reference to the "Directions for Learners" should accompany subsequent Practice.
Students sufficiently earnest and intelligent to desire more detailed information should follow this, by study of the "Advice to Teachers," and of "The Act of Touch" itself; first referring to the "Contents" of its Chapters, and finally to the text of these.
The flattering reception accorded to the parent work leads me to hope that this, its offspring, may prove even more di­rectly helpful alike to Teacher and Pupil. The promised extra Part, "Relaxation—Exercises in Muscular-discrimination," is also in preparation.
The second Edition is a reprint of the first, except that some slight misprints have been corrected, and some addi­tions made to pages 1, 126, 129, etc.
Tobias Matthay. Hampstead, London.
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