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Written by Joan Benson, one of the champions of clavichord performance in the 20th century, Clavichord for Beginners is an exceptional method book for both practitioners and enthusiasts. In addition to detailing the historical origins of the instrument and the evolution of keyboard technique, the book describes the proper method for practicing fingering and articulation and emphasizes the importance of touch and sensitivity at the keyboard. A CD featuring Benson in performance and a DVD of interviews and lessons accompany the book, illustrating important exercises for the beginner. The disks also include discussions on topics that range from 16th-century keyboard masters to the frontiers of electronic music research.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. Clavichord for All Keyboardists
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 2. PREPARING TO PLAY
  2. pp. 8-12
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  1. 3. Clavichord Lessons, Series I
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. 4. Clavichord Lessons, Series II
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. 5. Preparing for Pieces
  2. pp. 47-57
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  1. 6. Eleven Easy Pieces
  2. pp. 58-67
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  1. 7. Exploring the Past: Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries
  2. pp. 68-82
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  1. 8. Exploring Eighteenth-Century Germany
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. 9. Exploring the Present and Future
  2. pp. 103-106
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  1. Appendix: Biographical Details
  2. pp. 107-110
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 111-114
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 115-120
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  1. Extended Bibliography
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. CD and DVD Contents, About the Author
  2. pp. 125-127
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253011640
Related ISBN
9780253011589
MARC Record
OCLC
876514468
Pages
144
Launched on MUSE
2014-06-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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