Bach's Prelude And Fugue Analysis
During the 20th centuries, modern piano has developed and request pianists have to do changes for playing techniques to pursuit the great articulation of the piano playing. It affects all aspects of performance, in order to produce the perfect color of the tone, good memorization, excellent technique skills, and also the pianist could get more security for the public performance. Compare to 17th centuries, in harpsichord it doesn’t no matter how hard or soft you hit the key, because harpsichord is a plucked keyboard instrument, which lacks independent touch sensitivity; the variety of dynamic is affected by changes in musical content, articulation, and time inflection.
I, The pivot finger-thumb
The thumb has the most power, broadest, and shortest and Bach think thumb is best used immediately before black keys. For scale playing by modern piano playing, I found two different purpose by use thumb in the work of J.S. Bach’s prelude and Fugue. Firstly, Bach’s fingering system use thumb when either hand must take more than one voice or play a chord containing three or more notes. For …show more content…
Because for 21st music, performer can use his/her forearm and want that voice to have more legato qualities without break, and your fingering can maintain in a perfect legato in all of the lines of the piece; performer can easy prepare fingers for the next note where you want them; performer will swap fingers quickly, or allow them for emphasis purposes, so that is typically implies for finger substitution. In Bach’s fingering system, the ideas of legato were far less sustained than today, and more inclined to lift the fingers when finger need to move to the next