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The Fore-Arm Rotation Principle in Piano Forte Playing - Its Application and Mastery


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First published in 1911, this vintage book contains a complete guide to learning and mastering fore-arm rotation for piano playing, by Tobias Matthay. Forearm rotation is the movement your arm makes when you turn your hand from palm down to palm up in front of your body. It is a fundamental technique of piano playing that needs to be learnt and understood, which Matthay helps the piano learner to do in this timeless volume with the aid of simple explanations and useful diagrams. Tobias Augustus Matthay (1858 – 1945) was an English pianist, composer, and teacher. He was taught composition while at the Royal Academy of Music by Arthur Sullivan and Sir William Sterndale Bennett, and he was instructed in the piano by William Dorrell and Walter Macfarren. This timeless handbook will be of considerable utility to piano teachers and students alike, and it would make for a worthy addition to allied collections. Other notable works by this author include: “The Act Of Touch In All Its Diversity” (1903), “The First Principles of Pianoforte Playing (1905)” and “Relaxation Studies” (1908). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.



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Published 14 July 2020
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EAN13 9781528766906
Language English

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