Piano Technique - Glossary
Introduction: explanations and clarifications
*Czesław Sielużycki - “The pianist’s hand” p. 168, Polish Music Edition, Cracow, 1982 (in Polish only)
As the object of this site is to ease the understanding of the problems broached here, I use common pianistic language and the terms of my favorite authors, H.Neuhaus (►Bibliography), and more rarely nonetheless, Cz.Sielużycki. I start from the principle that replacing correct terms with new ones doesn’t make much sense.
For this same reason, in the chapter “The hand” I introduced for example the term “metacarpal ossicle” and thus I kept Neuhaus’ original Russian vocabulary.
In this small glossary I list several terms whose comprehension can be a bit ambiguous, thus not really obvious. Given that they are frequently related one to the other, I have placed them in the menu on the right side of the page in a logical fashion, rather than alphabetically.