The First Principles Of Pianoforte Playing

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86                            CLASSIFICATION OF TOUCHES.
the Resting, or under the second (Key-depressed) form of the Resting:
In the first case the effect is STACCATO; and in the second case it is TENUTO, and the latter can, moreover, in the case of Finger-touch, be transformed into Legato.
6): The Second form of the Resting, applied by itself to the key (without the assistance of any Added-impetus) forms the true pp-tenuto or LegatoŚ/)/) Weight-touch or Transfer-touch.
It is identical with the muscular-combination, Species III., and can therefore exist either in the guise of Finger, Hand, or Arm-movement.1
1 This Resting, when applied in conjunction with a 1st Species Added-impetus, subtly modifies the latter's tone-quality.
8 Without Colouring, Piano-playing is reduced to mere strumming.
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