Usable either as a method or with a method, this series introduces basic technical skills and expands the student's knowledge of style, form and artistic ideas. Technique Book 2 continues from Book 1, providing students with the physical skills needed to play music artistically and with technical assurance.
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Technique Book correlates with the Repertoire Book and offers discussions and exercises to promote confident technique. The two books together can replace the method books once a student acquires basic reading ability. I like the way Book 2 includes a review of the skills covered in Book 1, including a very good page showing photos of good piano posture and hand position. Very helpful for transfer students. Skills covered in Book 2: Scale Skills using major scales C, G, D, A, and E(thumb rolls, thumb and finger pivots, thumb under, legato arm), overlapping pedal, under-over wrist rolls, portato, wrist staccato, trills, voicing, Major Triads and inversions, and Primary Chord Progressions.