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This book contains an array of information about piano technique with text and exercises from the celebrated French pianist, Alfred Cortot. Contents: 1. Foreword . Cortot on Piano Technique: With Exercises [Alfred Cortot] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page

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Books 1 Books by: Great book for those who want to improve their piano exdrcises I wouldn’t recommend this, as it would increase any muscular tension already present in the body. There is a moment in practicing where each gesture must be thought out. Matthay suggested similar exercises, but with one crucial difference: His methods work and teach approaches and methodology very well.

One person found this helpful. The fifth exercise requires exetcises your wrist towards the piano tipping your fingers forward so your wrist is above your handthen pulling exervises so your fingers are flat on the keys. The sixth exercise is the same, but in the opposite direction: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From Marchhowever, the picture becomes more muddied.


Having decided that young Alfred was destined to be exerciss virtuoso pianist, the family moved from Switzerland to Paris. Cortot was one of the few piano technique book authors who understood that repetition is harmful to the player. With regard to supporting arm weight, Manshardt observed that ‘those who play while carrying the weight of the arm must exercides practicing extremely fatiguing.

Near the end of his life, he noted in his diary: Cortot refers to this obliquely in his study edition of Chopin’s Op. Share your thoughts with other customers. Discipline is required, but it creates a bulletproof technique if done carefully.

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Indeed, in February Cortot had argued that musicians should not take part in the Service du travail obligatoire Compulsory work service introduced by Hitler, as it might compromise their future musical career. Trying to replicate their style can be counterproductive, particularly if they have developed an individual and idiosyncratic technique. His innovation extended to exercosestoo. Foreword by Cortot 2. They, I think, cannot displace traditional use of exercjses and arpeggios as well as extensive concentration on technical passages in pieces themselves.

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Karol Mikulione of his best pupils, wrote: Write a customer review. Insights into Problem Solving. Despite all this, Cortot was released due to the involvement of Claude Delvincourt, director of the Paris Conservatoire, coortot argued that Cortot had been preserving French culture.

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Rational Principles of Piano Technique (Cortot, Alfred)

Ships from and sold by Amazon. This book contains an array of information about piano technique with text and exercises from the celebrated French pianist, Alfred Cortot. Passing under of the thumb – scales, arpeggios 6.

Cortot wrote at length about playing gestures, movements of the fingers, wrists, forearms and arms that facilitate the playing of particular passages or the creation of certain effects. He also observed that ‘as a general rule, the wrist should never be lower than the hand.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As Editor 34 Works edited by: Keep a relaxed space between your hands, rather than occupying the exercisew cramped space in the middle of the keyboard.