Harpsichord Technique A Guide to Expressivity

Harpsichord Technique A Guide to Expressivity
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  • ISBN-13: 9780962493409
  • ISBN: 0962493406
  • Publisher: Musica Dulce


Metzger, Nancy, Goldberg, Laurette


Harpsichord Technique: A Guide to Expessivity, Second Edition ISBN 0-962434-1-4, by Nancy Metzger, and a 90 minute Companion Cassette to Harpsichord Technique: A Guide to Expressivity, ISBN 0-624934-2-2. Designed for use at the keyboard, the book combines technique for harpsichordists touch with guidelines for historically informed performance of Baroque music. This manual works with or without a teacher, to help harpsichordists achieve musically expressive performances. For 'hands on practice," the book contains 30 short "Bach/Ricci" teaching pieces, and other pieces by J. S. Bach, The Couperins and Georg Bohm. Clear.expansive suggestions for playing these examples make up the bulk of this work. Three is also a complete bibliography and 3 appendices. Author Nancy Metzger performs the examples and pieces from the book on the cassette. Many individuals, teachers and librarians helped to make the first edition of this book a clear success. Now the 2nd Edition is garnering praise also. Laurette Goldberg, venerable harpsichordist and teacher, wrote the Foreword in which she says: "This valuable volume now makes accessible the secrets of the harpischord's expressive possibilities." Dr. Larry Palmer's review in The Diapason says: "Whether one proceeds from beginning to end of this well organized method, or picks and chooses from the pedagogically sound examples, Nancy Metzger's book will aid immensely in the journey toward artistic expression at the harpsichord." ,Metzger, Nancy is the author of 'Harpsichord Technique A Guide to Expressivity' with ISBN 9780962493409 and ISBN 0962493406.

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