The First Principles Of Pianoforte Playing

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20                              DIRECTIONS FOR LEARNERS.
h): The process of weighing the key, is like ordinary weighing or balancing.
i): The ppp is obtained thus, by Weight.
j): Three muscular components are found employed in this process.
k): The third Species of touch is a similar combination, ap­plied only during key-descent, and up to any degree of power.
1): The second and first Species are formed by successively eliminating Arm-weight and Hand-exertion.
m): The distinction between " Muscular " and " Weight " touch.
n): The distinction between clinging and thrusting methods.
o): The two laws of Agility: elision of Arm-force, and accuracy in cessation.
p): The importance of Rotary adjustments.
q): The importance of Ease (non-restraint) in all the required actions.
r): The comparatively unimportant bearing of mere touch-movement (visible " action"), compared to that of Touch-con­struction—the state of the concerned limbs.
s): Distance from keyboard; the bent finger, when raised; the position of the hand laterally, and at the knuckles; Locating keys from preceding keys; etc.
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