Ornamentation: A Question & Answer Manual
By Carole Bigler and Valery Lloyd-Watts
Textbook - Piano
Intermediate / Advanced
This guide to understanding ornamentation in each era of music includes information on how to understand and remain faithful to the composer's intention, how many and which notes to use in each ornament, how to integrate ornaments smoothly into a performance, and simple strategies and systems for realizing and practicing ornaments. A synthesis of years of scholarly research resulting in a logical, easy to follow, and accurate volume.