The First Principles Of Pianoforte Playing

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KEY-TREATMENT ; MUSCULAR ASPECT.                   63
respect causes a "stiffness" of Finger and Wrist, etc., that In­fallibly precludes accuracy either in tonal or in rhythmical result.
b) : Relaxation—Ease, derived from the omission of all un­necessary muscular-exertion (in conjunction with accuracy in its application to the key), forms the main secret of all easy and therefore accurate Playing.
The Difference between Thrusting and Clinging Finger:
The position is with depressed key; the dotted lines exhibit the index-finger fully raised.
W is the Wrist, K the Knuckle.
The position is with depressed key; the dotted lines exhibit the index-finger fully raised.
The above two figures are designed to exhibit the two opposite Finger-attitudes employed in playing. They consist of differences in movement and action, and they demand totally opposite conditions (states) of the Upper-arm.
The actual Position assumed by the Wrist-joint and Knuckle may vary rather considerably, without interfering with the due operation of these two opposite sets of Muscular-conditions:—
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