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Taubman Techniques

About the Author


These book reviews deal only with the physical aspects of playing.

Piano Technique Tone, Touch, Phrasing and Dynamics

Philipp, Lillie H., 1969, Dover Publications Inc., New York go to review

Soon to be reviewed:

The Leschetizky Method: A Guide to Fine and Correct Piano Playing

Breé, Malvine, 1997, Dover Publications Inc., New York [Slightly revised and reordered but otherwise the same as the unabridged version of the 1913 edition by The University Society. Translated in 1902 from Die Grundlage der Methode Leschitizky]

Piano Technique

Geiseking, Walter; Leimer, Karl, 1972, Dover Publications Inc., New York [Originally published as two books: The Shortest Way to Pianistic Perfection 1932 and Rhythmics, Dynamics, Pedal and Other Problems of Piano Playing 1938]

Mastering Piano Technique: A Guide for Students, Teachers and Performers

Fink, Seymour, 1992, Amadeus Press, Portland [Although there is very little useful information about the physical aspects of playing, the book is definitely worth while, with excellent advice about how to learn pieces.]

Piano Playing with Piano Questions Answered

Hofmann, Josef, 1976, Dover Publications Inc., New York [Originally published 1909.]

My Thoughts on Piano Technique

Kataoka, Haruko, 1988, Warner Bros. Publications Inc., Miami

Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing, Dover Publications Inc., New York

Lhevinne, Josef, 1972, Dover Publications Inc., New York [Originally published 1924]

Piano Power

Prokop, Richard, 1998, Greenacres Press Inc., White Plains [Following the advice in this book can lead quickly to injury.]

Created 2002-01-14 Last updated 2004-04-13