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#2407466 04/07/15 11:01 AM
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Looking for suggestions for a piano technique book or DVD series etc

My theory is pretty good from playing electric and classical guitar but I lack the knowledge of how to finger fast runs, arpeggios, scales on the piano

I had lessons up to Grade 3 over 20 years ago so I HAVE been shown some proper technique but tbh the only thing I remember is the fingering pattern for C major scale!

I have a technique reference/exercise book for Classical Guitar called Pumping Nylon (if anyone is familiar with that) and a DVD set from William Kanengeiser which explains the mechanics of the hands when playing guitar

I'm looking for something similar but for the piano.

Any suggestions?

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paradice #2407533 04/07/15 01:10 PM
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Fingering scales and arpeggios is pretty easy because there are plenty of scales book... look for ABSRM scale books.
Master fast scales and arpeggios is a totally different topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLnUNwd0AqM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_hATjiqb2g

finger fast runs... look for the fingering suggested by various editions of the book... not having a teacher I would go for edited editions that have many performance notes and extensive fingering.

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Yes! Those videos are exactly the kind of thing I mean, probably more so the Russian PianoCareerAcademy one

bit pricey mind you but looks like it covers anything and everything, hope it's not just good marketing!

not that I'm at that level but would a Grade 8 scales book have everything included in it or would it only include what wasn't in the 1-7 books?

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It's a bit old school, but in the public domain:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Mastering_the_Scales_and_Arpeggios_(Cooke,_James_Francis)

Cooke's Mastering the Scales and Arpeggios.


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thanks Dragon, over 100 years old but full of relevant info that's still being used today!


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