David Pearl

Piano exercises for Dummies

Practice, practice, practice to play like Chopin or the Piano Man
2nd Edition

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Lärobok (med noter), online-media
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320 sidor; 20,5 × 25,5 cm
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The piano will help you add a touch of fun to your life, impress your friends at parties, and even reduce stress. It even makes you better at math (really!). Piano Exercises For Dummies is at your service as you learn to make those 88 black and white keys sing. You'll get a quick overview of the basics before diving into practice routines and sample songs that you can use to improve your skill, whatever your level. This book gives you online access to audio files of the exercises along with digital access to the sheet music shared in the book. Learn from an experienced pianist, composer, and arranger, and start making beautiful music, the Dummies way!

  • Refresh your knowledge of the piano basics so you're poised and prepared to play the right way
  • Play enjoyable practice exercises and songs designed to teach specific skills and techniques in all genres
  • Go online to access all the audio files, anytime, anywhere
  • Bring a little more joy into your life by stepping up your piano know-how

Piano Exercises For Dummies is for new and experienced pianists alike, and useful for improving your skill in any musical style.


  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1: Waking Up Your Fingers 7
  • Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Practice 9
  • Chapter 2: Isolating and Exercising Your Fingers 25
  • Chapter 3: Music for Five Fingers 41
  • Part 2: Developing a Strong, Supple, and Speedy Hand 55
  • Chapter 4: Passing Under and Crossing Over 57
  • Chapter 5: Playing Intervals 67
  • Chapter 6: Playing Chords without Tension 87
  • Part 3: Including Your Arms and Body 99
  • Chapter 7: Extending Your Scales 101
  • Chapter 8: Parallel and Contrary Motion 125
  • Chapter 9: Footwork: Using the Damper Pedal 137
  • Chapter 10: Jumping Across the Keyboard 149
  • Part 4: Integration and Independence 165
  • Chapter 11: Playing Arpeggios 167
  • Chapter 12: Alternating Hands 181
  • Chapter 13: Stretching Out with Octaves and Broken Octaves 201
  • Chapter 14: Chord Progressions and Cadences 215
  • Chapter 15: Trilling Thrills and Other Fancy Ornaments 231
  • Chapter 16: Maximum Independence: Challenging Rhythms and Syncopations 245
  • Part 5: The Part of Tens 261
  • Chapter 17: Ten Dances for Your Hands 263
  • Chapter 18: Ten Great Composers and Their Daily Workouts 279
  • Appendix: How to Use the Website 283
  • Index 287
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