The ideal hands-on reference for piano students who want to strengthen their skills and refine their technique--and the perfect companion and next step to the bestselling Piano For Dummies.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Part I: Waking Up Your Fingers.
Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Practice.
Chapter 2: Isolating and Exercising Your Fingers.
Chapter 3: Music for Five Fingers.
Part II: Developing a Strong, Supple, and Speedy Hand.
Chapter 4: Passing Under and Crossing Over.
Chapter 5: Playing Intervals.
Chapter 6: Playing Chords Without Tension.
Part III: Including Your Arms and Body.
Chapter 7: Extending Your Scales.
Chapter 8: Parallel and Contrary Motion.
Chapter 9: Footwork: Using the Damper Pedal.
Chapter 10: Jumping Across the Keyboard.
Part IV: Integration and Independence.
Chapter 11: Playing Arpeggios.
Chapter 12: Alternating Hands.
Chapter 13: Stretching Out with Octaves and Broken Octaves.
Chapter 14: Chord Progressions and Cadences.
Chapter 15: Trilling Thrills and Other Fancy Ornaments.
Chapter 16: Maximum Independence: Challenging Rhythms and Syncopations.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Dances for Your Hands.
Chapter 18: Ten Great Composers and Their Daily Workouts.
Appendix: About the CD.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 21st November 2008
Dimensions (cm): 27.69 x 21.13 x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.488