Music On The Move
Piano Adventures Scale & Chord Book 1 ... CLICK FOR MORE LEVELS
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Playing 5-finger scales has significant value for early-level pianists. This innovative book helps students chart progress through all major and minor 5-finger scales, cross-hand arpeggios, and primary chords. Engaging teacher duets for each key are used for scale exercises. Students also enjoy improvisation activities for each key with creative prompts to inspire imagery, character, and tempo.
Book 3 : Scales and arpeggios are the backbone of confident, polished playing. Practicing these two pillars of technique develops dexterity and speed. When combined with essential music theory patterns, the result is "harmony in motion." Not just a reference for technical progress, Scale and Chord Book 3 encourages a focus on touch and sound, especially the feel of the black keys under the hands. Late intermediate and advancing students learn to perform multi-octave scales and arpeggios with fluency. Transposition exercises emphasize understanding of tonic, dominant, and leading tone. Gestural marks direct the integration of wrist motion. And, importantly, study of chord progressions provides the toolset for analysis, improvisation, and composition.