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See also Chapter XXXI, 6c above.
The truth is that valuable as imaginative and well-planned registration
can be, it is a secondary art. The primary art of harpsichord playing lies in
touch, phrasing and articulation. 'A slur which covers several notes shows that they must all be held
from one end of the slur to the other for as long as one touches them
[i.e., till they require reiteration—the example making it clear, however,
Secondary art of harpsichord is registration and
that only notes within the same harmony are intended].'
PRIMARY is touch, phrasing, and articulation rocking of the finger by which vibrato is produced, the note is given a new
(a) The action of the clavichord is nothing but a pivoted lever which vibrato creates a emphasis which almost but not quite amounts to reiteration. Both
tremelo effect—> vibrato and near-reiteration are given the German name Bebung
when pressed by the finger at the nearer end thrusts a wedge-shaped
(trembling); the latter may be distinguished as Tragen der Tone (sustaining the tone), but these names occasionally seem to be confused or
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This document was uploaded on 03/14/2014 for the course MUS 352 at Azusa Pacific.
- Spring '14