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Author Deahl, Lora, author.

Title Adaptive strategies for small-handed pianists / Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen.

Publication Info. ©2017
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    786.2193 DEA    Available
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Description xx, 278 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-254) and index.
Contents Understanding small-handedness -- Fundamental principles of movement and the playing apparatus -- Technique and the small-handed pianist -- Redistribution -- Refingering -- Maximizing reach and power -- Musical solution for technical problems -- Integration and exploration.
Summary "Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from biomechanics, ergonomics, physics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. The first comprehensive study of its kind, the book opens with an overview of historical, anatomical, and pedagogical perspectives and redresses long-held biases concerning those who struggle at the piano because of issues with hand size. A discussion of work efficiency, the human anatomy, and the constraints of physics serves as the theoretical basis for a focused analysis of healthy movement and piano technique as they relate to small-handedness. Separate chapters deal with specific alternative approaches: redistribution, refingering, strategies to maximize reach and power, and musical solutions for technical problems. The book balances scholastic rigor with practical experience in the field to demonstrate that the unique physical and musical needs of the small-handed can be addressed in sensitive and appropriate ways."
Subject Piano -- Performance -- Physiological aspects.
Added Author Wristen, Brenda G, author.
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