Playing the keyboard with the thumbs
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C.P.E. Bach: A life in pictures
7. Playing the keyboard with the thumbs
While in Berlin, he placed himself in the forefront of European music with a treatise, ‘An Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments’. It was immediately recognised as a definitive work on keyboard technique. In it, he broke with tradition in allowing, and even encouraging, the use of the thumbs!