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Essay on the true art of playing keyboard instruments / by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; translated and edited by William J. Mitchell, associate professor of music, Columbia University.

; Mitchell, William J. (William John), 1906-1971, editor, translator
First edition.. New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [1949] .
ISBN 9780393097160, 0393097161

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Standard Title Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen. English
Other Authors Mitchell, William J. 1906-1971,
Subjects Clavichord -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Clavichord -- Instruction and study.
Harpsichord -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Harpsichord -- Instruction and study.
Musical accompaniment -- Early works to 1800.
Musical accompaniment.
Piano -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800.
Piano -- Instruction and study.
Description xiii, 449 pages : portrait, facsimiles, music ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1949]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 446-449).
Contents Part I : 1. Fingering -- 2. Embellishments : General ; The appoggiatura ; The trill ; The turn ; The mordent ; The compound appoggiatura ; The slide ; The snap ; The elaboration of fermate -- 3. Performance -- Part II : 4. Intervals and their signatures -- 5. Thorough bass : The triad (I) ; The triad (II) ; The chord of the sixth (I) ; The chord of the sixth (II) ; The diminished triad ; The augmented triad ; The six-four chord (I) ; The six-four chord (II) ; The four-three chord (I) ; The four-three chord (II) ; The six-five chord (I) ; The six-five chord (II) ; The chord of the second (I) ; The chord of the second (II) ; The five-two chord ; The five-four-two chord ; The three-two chord ; The chord of the seventh (I) ; The chord of the seventh (II) ; The seven-six chord ; The seven-four chord ; The chord of the major seventh (I) ; The chord of the major seventh (II) ; The chord of the ninth (I) ; The chord of the ninth (II) ; The nine-six chord ; The nine-four chord ; The nine-seven chord ; The five-four chord -- 6. Accompaniment : The unison ; One-part accompaniment for the left hand ; The organ point ; Appoggiaturas ; Syncopated notes ; The dotted compound appoggiatura ; The dotted slide ; Performance ; Closing cadences ; The fermata ; Some refinements of accompaniment ; Imitation ; Some precautions of accompaniment ; The need for figured basses ; Passing tones ; Chords that precede their bass notes ; The recitative ; Changing notes ; Bass themes -- 7. Improvisation : The free fantasia.
Genre Early works.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)608283
(OCoLC)ocm00608283
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788,
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