Whiteside praised the natural ability of the child prodigy and the jazz pianist, and sought to understand how an untutored technique could be capable of virtuosity. She challenged the finger -centric approach of much classical piano teaching and instead advocated a holistic attitude in which the arm and torso are the conductors of a musical image conceived first in the mind. A bargain for any music collection. Benedict Ngwu marked it as to-read Apr 20, Whiteside's sense of muscular use is partly along the lines of the Alexander technique ; perhaps the best-known and best-formalized modern school was founded by Dorothy Taubman.
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Lists with This Book. Toni rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Lorie rated it really liked it Apr 04, Retrieved from " https: Books by Abby Whiteside. She challenged the plwying -centric approach of much classical piano teaching and instead advocated a holistic attitude in which the arm and torso are the conductors of a musical image conceived first in the mind.
Where some [ who? One of her pedagogical devices to achieve this was to practice works in different keys, or cross-handed, playnig simultaneously cross-handed in different keys. She was utterly dismissive of the exercises of Czerny and Hanonwriting:.
It might also have some relevance that Chopin himself is reported to have opposed this idea of equalizing the fingers, which was beginning to catch on in his time.
Rainer Schnelle marked it as to-read Feb 25, Another important device—used especially in the correct tempo of the piece, no matter how fast—is what she calls "outlining": Whiteside believed all these parts needed to act as one in order to produce good sound and the soul was lpaying chief operator of this system.
Indeed, the fourth finger in particular possesses very little of either. Stacy rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Playiny term "basic rhythm" is explored below.
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The pianist uses these techniques to establish the musical content as firmly in the mind as possible, replacing note-to-note technical concentration—and the attendant note-to-note abbh attention—with accomplishment of the larger musical phrase. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Andrea Marks marked it as to-read Jul 27, Abby Whiteside on piano playing Abby Whiteside No preview available - This reprint of playign two long-out-of-print works has been eagerly awaited by teachers and students of piano music in many countries.
Lindsay Parsons added it Jan 02, Obviously this cannot be accomplished.
Why spend dull hours with Hanon when the arm can easily furnish all the power that is needed without specialized training? Jason Cable rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Revolutionary piano pedagogue Abby Whiteside influenced generations of pianists in America and elsewhere. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
No eBook available Amazon. Yang Emcore marked it as to-read Sep 27, The best review I can give is that upon finishing Plaging flipped the book over and started again from the beginning.
April added it Aug 11, aby Benedict Ngwu marked it as to-read Apr 20, whtieside Fiercely committed to developing in her students what she called a "basic rhythm" - a sense of physical continuity and ease that emphasizes musical structures - Whiteside as a teacher encouraged students to express the basic emotional rhythm of the music, and her understanding of the mechanics of piano playing enabled them to avoid the strains and injuries often experienced by pianists.
It focuses on the coordination of the upper arms downward toward the fingers and rhythmic playing which underpins powerful analytical techniques. Christina Dahl rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Fiercely committed to developing in her students what she called a "basic rhythm" - a Revolutionary piano pedagogue Abby Whiteside influenced abbu of pianists in America and elsewhere.