On the Influence of Piano Technique on Timbre

Wei LI


The past 300 odd years since the emergence of piano, numerous excellent piano compositions of different styles and types have been created. With the emergence of these works, piano performing becomes more demanding in modern times. Piano technique is the core of piano performing, which determines the expression of music and performer’s emotion. In this paper, discussions will be made on how different piano techniques are employed on the basis of different music compositions.
In the process of piano performance, many factors will affect the change of timbre. Thus, performers are required to intend proper timbre according to the style, content and emotion of composition. Of course, performers should have high performance skills, such as difficult piano techniques and performance modes. Hence, if proper piano techniques are employed, both timbre and tone quality will be improved.


Piano performance; Touch key method; Touch key technique; ToneOver

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9008


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