The First Principles Of Pianoforte Playing

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60                            THE CONCEPTS OF TOUCH.
n): Both Tone-quantity and quality (except ppp) depend on the form and application of this Added-impetus. It is the source of all colouring.
o): Touch consists therefore of a continuous Element (the Resting) which determines Duration ; interspersed with a discon­tinuous Element (the Added-impetus) which determines Sound-kind.1
p): In playing, we must hence be careful (a) to select the right kind of Resting, and to see that this is real; and (b) that the Added-impetus is accurately " aimed " to culminate and cease with each sound-beginning, and that it is muscularly of the re­quired kind.
A Synopsis follows in tabular fornu.
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