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Exploring Piano Classics Technique, Level 1

Exploring Piano Classics Technique, Level 1
A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist

By Nancy Bachus Piano Book Level: Late Elementary Item: 00-31348
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The Exploring Piano Classics series pairs motivating performance repertoire with thoughtful technical studies. Each level contains a Repertoire book with CD and a Technique book, both with convenient page-by-page correlation. When used together, the books give students a deep understanding of the art of music, performance practices, and the necessary skills to play the piano with technical highly structured program of technical development. They include basic keyboard patterns (five-finger patterns, scales, chords, cadences, and arpeggios in the major and minor keys found in the Repertoire books), exercises and etudes, and other necessary technical drills for mastering each piece in the Repertoire books. Suggestions for efficient practice are also included.

Sample Pages


Title Composer
Review of Legato Touch
Clinging Legato Touch Mason
Rolling Legato Norris
Review of Staccato Touch
Wrist Staccato Mason
Bouncing Staccato
Warm-Up Patterns in C and G
Five-Finger Patterns in C Major (Contrary Motion)
Five-Finger Patterns in G Major (Contrary Motion)
Legato and Staccato Cadences in C
Legato and Staccato Cadences in G
Cadence Workout in C
Cadence Workout in G
Four-Note Broken Chords in C
Four-Note Broken Chords in G
Thumb Slides
C Major Scale
C Harmonic Minor Scale
G Major Scale
G Harmonic Minor Scale
Arpeggios in C
Arpeggios in G
Slurs of Three or More Notes
Left-Hand Melody
Melody Schytte
Motive and Sequence Patterns
Legato Motives and Sequences for the Right Hand
Legato Motives and Sequences for the Left Hand
Playing Two-Note Slurs
Playing Larger Intervals
Expansion Etude Vogel
Warm-Up Patterns in F
Five-Finger Patterns in F Major (Contrary Motion)
Legato and Staccato Cadences in F
F Major Scale
F Harmonic Minor Scale
Four-Note Broken Chords in F
Arpeggios in F
Dynamic Shaping of Motives and Sequences
Increasing Speed
Racing in F
Warm-Up Patterns in D and A
Five-Finger Patterns in D Major (Contrary Motion)
Five-Finger Patterns in A Major (Contrary Motion)
D Major Scale
D Harmonic Minor Scale
A Major Scale
A Harmonic Minor Scale
Legato and Staccato Cadences in D
Legato and Staccato Cadences in A
Cadence Workout in D
Cadence Workout in A
Four-Note Broken Chords in D
Four-Note Broken Chords in A
Arpeggios in D
Arpeggios in A
Reviewing Touches
Combining Touches
Glue and Fast Flicks
Common Bass Pattern
Staccato Chords in Groups of Three
Double Notes
Con moto Gurlitt
Two Parts in One Hand
Waltz Czerny
Speeding Again
Speeding in G Major Beyer
Left-Hand Rotation
Right-Hand Trill Study
Dynamic Shaping of Two- or Three-Note Slurs and Staccato
Warm-Up Patterns in E
Five-Finger Patterns in E Major (Contrary Motion)
Legato and Staccato Cadences in E
Cadence Workout in E
E Major Scale
E Harmonic Minor Scale
Four-Note Broken Chords in E
Arpeggios in E
Alberti Bass Pattern
Balancing on Fingers 5 and 1
Left-Hand Leaps
Grouping Repeated Chords
Marching in E Major Köhler

Additional Information

Series: Exploring Piano Classics
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 40
Item Number: 00-31348
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5553-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5553-3
UPC: 038081334912

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