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Piano and Song

How to Teach, How to Learn, and How to Form a Judgment of Musical Performances

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Author: Friedrich Wieck
Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,991 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 3,476
Added to site: 2005.09.06 11625
Genre: Music

Translated by Mary P. Nichols

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use of beforehand, and a needful, cursory explanation given of them.) That is right; you can tell them pretty well already; now we will repeat once more the names of the keys, and then we will stop for to-day. Just see how many things you have learned in this lesson.

BESSIE. It was beautiful!

DOMINIE. I hope you will always find it so.

BESSIE. When may I have another lesson?

DOMINIE. Day after to-morrow; at first, you must have at least three lessons a week.

BESSIE. What shall I do in the next lesson?

DOMINIE. I shall repeat all that I have taught you to-day; but I shall teach you a great deal of it in a different way, and every time I shall teach it to you differently, so that it shall always be interesting to you. In the next lesson we will begin to play, first on the table, and at last on the piano. You will learn to move your fingers lightly and loosely, and quite independently of the arm, though at first they will be weak; and you will learn to raise them and let them fall properly. Be

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