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The Mordent

PERLEE V. JERVIS.

The value of the mordent for technical practice is not sufficiently appreciated. When played with all combinations of fingers, the daily practice of the mordent and inverted mordent conduces rapidly to flexibility, limberness, lightness, and muscular development. In the first volume of “Touch and Technic,” Dr. Mason has given a table of fingerings which, if faithfully carried out by the student, will soon produce results that will pay for the practice. Some of these fingerings make excellent preparation for the passing under of the thumb in scale playing.

The writer has made daily use of the mordent in his practice and teaching, and can from his experience heartily indorse all that Dr. Mason says in regard to its value.

 

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