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MUSIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ruth Slenczynska who recorded her own training for the concert stage in Forbidden Childhood, who studied under many famous artists (Rubenstein, Schnabel, Petri, etc.) and who is now a piano teacher as well-discusses here certain practice techniques as well as a more general approach using ""your head, your heart, your hands"". Many of the more creative qualities of musicianship are touched on: understanding of the printed score as ""the only true authority""; projecting it- phrase by phrase; mood; interpretation; etc. Along with this, there are more specific pointers on practice methods- acquiring technique, a repertoire, a concert program. Certainly for the more serious student or prospective performer, it assumes a certain dedication to begin with.

Publisher: Doubleday