Weighted Tone and Empty Fingers

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Level 4 Technique Secrets

The third secret is WEIGHTED TONE (AND EMPTY FINGERS)

Tonal Colors

To produce different “tonal colors,” change the amount of arm weight. How smoothly can you make the tonal colors change through this passage?

Begin with “empty fingers” — unweighted touch (pp).

Gradually change to a weighted tone by transferring arm weight from finger to finger.