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First Aid for Collaborative Pianists with Small Hands: Suggestions and Solutions for Awkward Passages from the Standard Repertoire.


Abstract There are many passages in the standard collaborative piano repertoire that are best executed with average to larger hands, such as densely voiced chords, fast octave passages, spans of 9ths or 10ths, legato lines with wide ranges, or extended arpeggiated passages. As a petite Asian woman with smaller hands, I am frequently engaged to rehearse and perform such works. Such engagements involve a greater amount of practice and preparation, as I spend time determining how to negotiate passages or avoid mistakes that larger hands could easily solve. Nevertheless, despite my best efforts, it is not always possible for one with smaller hands to play exactly what is written by the composer, and one may end up becoming injured by too much stretching... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Choi, Hae Ju (Author) / Campbell, Andrew (Advisor) / Rogers, Rodney (Committee member) / Britton, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / accompanist / music / pianist / piano / small hands
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 116 pages
Language English
Copyright
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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