The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2011 - Music - 272 pages
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Make sure you hit all the right notes.

Playing the piano is much more than just learning notes and reading music; having good dexterity, building independent finger strength, and learning proper technique is absolutely essential to mastering the instrument. Packed with everything a player needs to become a great pianist, The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Piano Exercises is the perfect companion to the best-selling The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Playing Piano, Third Edition.

? More than 100 challenging exercises designed to improve playing skills, including pedaling, hand crossovers, virtuoso arpeggios, playing dynamics, and more

? The author owns and operates a very successful home studio, and is a virtuoso pianist


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Title Page
Chapter 2Basic Fingering
Part 2Moving Along
Chapter 4 Major Pentascales and Chords Chapter 5 Minor Pentascales and Chords
Chapter 7More AboutChords
Scaling the Heights
Chapter 9 Minor Scales Chapter 10 Music ŕla Mode
Chapter 13Ive Got Rhythm Chapter 14Expressive Exercises
Advanced Skills
Appendix A CDTable ofContents

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About the author (2011)

Karen Berger is a pianist on the faculty of the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was an editor of The Instrumentalist, Clavier, and Accent on Music magazines and received the Ed Press Distinguished Achievement Award. She's the author of eleven books, including seven how-to books. She wrote three titles in the best-selling Trailside Guide series, including Hiking and Backpacking, which has sold over 150,000 copies.

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