Piano Exercises For Dummies

Piano Exercises For Dummies

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by David Pearl
     
 

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The fun and easy way to tune up your technique and improve your playing

Is the piano your passion? This easy-to-read guide is bursting with fun exercises designed to hone your piano-playing technique, from warm-ups and major and minor scales to octaves, chord cadences, and more. You'll play challenging rhythms, practice with different tempos, play a

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The fun and easy way to tune up your technique and improve your playing

Is the piano your passion? This easy-to-read guide is bursting with fun exercises designed to hone your piano-playing technique, from warm-ups and major and minor scales to octaves, chord cadences, and more. You'll play challenging rhythms, practice with different tempos, play a performance piece at the end of each chapter, and find inspiration for performing music your way.

  • Warm up away from the piano — release tension in your hands, wrists, and arms and go to the piano feeling loose and comfortable
  • Wake up those fingers — perfect your hand position and develop left and right hand finger independence
  • Develop greater control — practice smoother finger crossovers and pass-unders for speedier scales and arpeggios
  • Incorporate greater movement — play chords without tension, jump across the keyboard, and move with ease in parallel and contrary motion
  • Ramp up your skills — perfect your pedaling, play grace notes, trills, and other fancy ornaments

Open the book and find:

  • More than 150 exercises that vary in style, key, and tempo
  • Major and minor scales
  • Blues, diminished and chromatic scales
  • Finger, rhythm, and chord progression exercises
  • Left-hand accompanimentpatterns
  • Performance pieces with every chapter
  • Ten one-page dance pieces

Bonus CD Includes

  • More than 70 tracks all played by the author
  • Selected exercises from each chapter
  • Every performance piece
  • Ten dance pieces from the book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470387658
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/10/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Book and CD
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
699,398
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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