Speaking the piano : reflections on learning and teaching /

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Tomes, Susan,


Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press,, United Kingdom ; , p.1 online resource. (2018)



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(OCoLC)fst01063366, bisacsh, fast, Instruction and study., MUSIC / Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard., MUSIC / Printed Music / Percussion., Piano


Includes index.Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Section One: Teaching; Enlisting the imagination; Pretending to be other people; Why don't people play better?; Grappling with the instrument; Words and signs; Tempo is character; Connecting the beats; Sensing the style; Imagery, positive and negative; Different physiques; The inescapability of one's own nature; What we talk about in lessons; The benefit of hindsight; Fusion cooking; 'You'll find the black notes play louder than the white ones'; 'For me this is like jazz'; Is playing the notes enough to reveal the music?To sway or not to swayHow important is it to hear the sound?; Section Two: Learning; Beethoven among the Alpine flowers; Not all those who wander are lost; The sound of two hands clapping; Music lights up the brain; Epilogue; IndexVendor-supplied metadata.