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Piano Exercises For Dummies


Piano Exercises For Dummies


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von: David Pearl

17,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 01.02.2022
ISBN/EAN: 9781119873259
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 320

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<p><b>Practice, practice, practice to play like Chopin or the Piano Man</b> <p>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!). <i>Piano Exercises For Dummies </i>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! <ul> <li>Refresh your knowledge of the piano basics so you’re poised and prepared to play the right way</li> <li>Play enjoyable practice exercises and songs designed to teach specific skills and techniques in all genres</li> <li>Go online to access all the audio files, anytime, anywhere</li> <li>Bring a little more joy into your life by stepping up your piano know-how</li> </ul> <p><i>Piano Exercises For Dummies</i> is for new and experienced pianists alike, and useful for improving your skill in any musical style.
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Conventions Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 3</p> <p>How This Book Is Organized 3</p> <p>Part 1: Waking Up Your Fingers 3</p> <p>Part 2: Developing a Strong, Supple, and Speedy Hand 3</p> <p>Part 3: Including Your Arms and Body 4</p> <p>Part 4: Integration and Independence 4</p> <p>Part 5: The Part of Tens 4</p> <p>The website 4</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 5</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 5</p> <p><b>Part 1: Waking Up Your Fingers</b><b> 7</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Getting Ready to Practice</b><b> 9</b></p> <p>Warming Up Away from the Instrument 9</p> <p>Releasing tension and releasing your muscles 10</p> <p>Breathing in an unending circle 10</p> <p>Massaging, stretching, and contracting your hands 10</p> <p>Warming up your wrists 12</p> <p>Swinging and twisting your arms 13</p> <p>Stretching your shoulders and neck 15</p> <p>Working on your back 18</p> <p>Stretching your hamstrings 18</p> <p>Perfecting Practice with Proper Posture 19</p> <p>Sitting at the piano: Height and angle 19</p> <p>Getting a handle on proper hand position 20</p> <p>Hands on the fallboard: Counting out loud and bouncing 21</p> <p>Hands on the fallboard: Hand arches and finger drops 22</p> <p>Hands on the fallboard: Rotation in and out, movement up and down the keyboard 22</p> <p>Hands on the keyboard: Sound and movement on the keys 23</p> <p>Overcoming other posture pitfalls 24</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Isolating and Exercising Your Fingers</b><b> 25</b></p> <p>Two-Finger Exercises for the Left Hand 26</p> <p>Fingers one and two (left hand) 26</p> <p>Fingers two and three (left hand) 27</p> <p>Fingers three and four (left hand) 27</p> <p>Fingers four and five (left hand) 28</p> <p>Two-Finger Exercises for the Right Hand 28</p> <p>Fingers one and two (right hand) 29</p> <p>Fingers two and three (right hand) 30</p> <p>Fingers three and four (right hand) 30</p> <p>Fingers four and five (right hand) 31</p> <p>Three-Finger Exercises for the Left Hand 31</p> <p>Fingers one, two, and three (left hand) 32</p> <p>Fingers two, three, and four (left hand) 32</p> <p>Fingers three, four, and five (left hand) 33</p> <p>Three-Finger Exercises for the Right Hand 33</p> <p>Fingers one, two, and three (right hand) 34</p> <p>Fingers two, three, and four (right hand) 34</p> <p>Fingers three, four, and five (right hand) 35</p> <p>Four-Finger Exercises for the Left Hand 35</p> <p>Fingers one, two, three, and four (left hand) 36</p> <p>Fingers two, three, four, and five (left hand) 36</p> <p>Four-Finger Exercises for the Right Hand 37</p> <p>Fingers one, two, three, and four (right hand) 37</p> <p>Fingers two, three, four, and five (right hand) 38</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Come Back to Sorrento” 38</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Music for Five Fingers</b><b> 41</b></p> <p>Smooth Articulation: Playing Legato 42</p> <p>Legato exercise for the right hand 42</p> <p>Legato exercise for the left hand 43</p> <p>Short Articulation: Playing Staccato 43</p> <p>Staccato exercise for the right hand 44</p> <p>Staccato exercise for the left hand 44</p> <p>Developing Right-Hand Finger Independence with Five-Finger</p> <p>Position Scales 45</p> <p>Major: In sequence, out of sequence 45</p> <p>Minor: In sequence, out of sequence 46</p> <p>Whole tone: In sequence, out of sequence 46</p> <p>Chromatic: In sequence, out of sequence 47</p> <p>Developing Left-Hand Finger Independence with Five-Finger</p> <p>Position Scales 48</p> <p>Major: In sequence, out of sequence 48</p> <p>Minor: In sequence, out of sequence 49</p> <p>Whole tone: In sequence, out of sequence 49</p> <p>Chromatic: In sequence, out of sequence 50</p> <p>Doubling the Fun: Putting the Hands Together 50</p> <p>Legato articulation, five-finger positions 51</p> <p>Staccato articulation, five-finger positions 52</p> <p>Performance Piece: Paganini Variation for Ten Fingers 53</p> <p><b>Part 2: Developing a Strong, Supple, and Speedy Hand </b><b>55</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Passing Under and Crossing Over</b><b> 57</b></p> <p>One Under Two, Two Over One 58</p> <p>One Under Three, Three Over One 60</p> <p>One Under Four, Four Over One 62</p> <p>Extending Scales with Crossovers and Pass-Unders 63</p> <p>C- and G-major scale passages 63</p> <p>B-flat and F-major scale passages 64</p> <p>Performance Piece: Aria from <i>La Cenerentola</i> 65</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Playing Intervals</b><b> 67</b></p> <p>Playing Seconds with Different Finger Combinations 68</p> <p>Finger combination: Two and three 68</p> <p>Finger combination: Three and four 70</p> <p>Finger combination: One and two 70</p> <p>Finger combination: Four and five 72</p> <p>Playing Thirds with Different Finger Combinations 73</p> <p>Finger combination: One and three 73</p> <p>Finger combination: Two and four 73</p> <p>Finger combination: Three and five 75</p> <p>Finger combinations: One and four, two and five, one and five 76</p> <p>Playing Fourths with Different Finger Combinations 78</p> <p>Finger combinations: One and four, two and five 78</p> <p>Finger combinations: One and three, one and two 80</p> <p>Playing Fifths, Sixths, and Sevenths 82</p> <p>Exercise in fifths 82</p> <p>Exercise in fifths and sixths 83</p> <p>Exercise in fifths, sixths, and sevenths 83</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” 85</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Playing Chords without Tension</b><b> 87</b></p> <p>Chord Relaxation 88</p> <p>A simple two-chord progression 88</p> <p>A longer progression 88</p> <p>Voicing Chords 89</p> <p>Chord Repetition 90</p> <p>Pulsing rhythms 90</p> <p>Changing dynamics 91</p> <p>Simple Progressions, Adding Small Arm Motions 92</p> <p>Progression #1 93</p> <p>Progression #2 94</p> <p>Chord and Melody Combination Exercises 94</p> <p>Chord and melody combo #1 94</p> <p>Chord and melody combo #2 96</p> <p>Chord and melody combo #3 97</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Battle Hymn of the Republic” 98</p> <p><b>Part 3: Including Your Arms and Body</b><b> 99</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Extending Your Scales</b><b> 101</b></p> <p>The 12 Major, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor Scales 102</p> <p>C major, C harmonic minor, C melodic minor 102</p> <p>G major, G harmonic minor, G melodic minor 103</p> <p>D major, D harmonic minor, D melodic minor 104</p> <p>A major, A harmonic minor, A melodic minor 105</p> <p>E major, E harmonic minor, E melodic minor 106</p> <p>B major, B harmonic minor, B melodic minor 107</p> <p>F♯ major, F♯ harmonic minor, F♯ melodic minor 108</p> <p>D♭ major, C♯ harmonic minor, C♯ melodic minor 109</p> <p>A♭ major, A♭ harmonic minor, A♭ melodic minor 110</p> <p>E♭ major, E♭ harmonic minor, E♭ melodic minor 111</p> <p>B♭ major, B♭ harmonic minor, B♭ melodic minor 112</p> <p>F major, F harmonic minor, F melodic minor 113</p> <p>The Three Diminished Scales 113</p> <p>Starting on C 114</p> <p>Starting on D♭ 114</p> <p>Starting on D 115</p> <p>The Chromatic Scale 115</p> <p>The 12 Blues Scales 116</p> <p>C blues 116</p> <p>G blues 116</p> <p>D blues 116</p> <p>A blues 117</p> <p>E blues 117</p> <p>B blues 117</p> <p>F♯ blues 118</p> <p>D♭ blues 118</p> <p>A♭ blues 118</p> <p>E♭ blues 119</p> <p>B♭ blues 119</p> <p>F blues 119</p> <p>Gaining Greater Command of Scales 119</p> <p>Varied articulation 120</p> <p>Varied rhythmic groupings 121</p> <p>Performance Piece: Variation VII from “Variations on ‘Twinkle,</p> <p>Twinkle, Little Star’” 122</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Parallel and Contrary Motion</b><b> 125</b></p> <p>Parallel Movement at the Octave 126</p> <p>Parallel octave exercise #1 126</p> <p>Parallel octave exercise #2 127</p> <p>Parallel Movement at the Interval 127</p> <p>Parallel sixths 128</p> <p>Parallel tenths 129</p> <p>Contrary Motion Away from the Center 129</p> <p>Scalewise motion away from the center 130</p> <p>Chromatic motion away from the center 131</p> <p>Contrary Motion Toward the Center 132</p> <p>Scalewise motion toward the center 132</p> <p>Patterns toward the center 133</p> <p>Combination Movement Exercise 134</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Turkey in the Straw” 135</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Footwork: Using the Damper Pedal</b><b> 137</b></p> <p>Pedaling Chords 138</p> <p>Broken-chord pedaling 139</p> <p>Block-chord pedaling 140</p> <p>Pedaling Changes on a Single Line 141</p> <p>Uniform pedal changes 142</p> <p>Varied pedal changes 142</p> <p>Pedaling for Effect 143</p> <p>Blurred lines and long sustains 144</p> <p>Sustaining as the hands leave the keyboard 145</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Simple Gifts” 146</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Jumping Across the Keyboard</b><b> 149</b></p> <p>Jumping and Landing Accuracy Skills 150</p> <p>Note-to-note jumps 150</p> <p>Note-to-chord jumps 151</p> <p>Chord-to-chord jumps 152</p> <p>Mastering More Complicated Jumps 153</p> <p>Accents on the downbeat 154</p> <p>Accents on the upbeat 154</p> <p>Jumping with Both Hands Together 155</p> <p>Two-hand parallel motion jumps 156</p> <p>Two-hand contrary motion jumps 157</p> <p>Left-Hand Accompaniment Patterns (with Pedal) 158</p> <p>Bass-note-to-chord pattern in 4/4 158</p> <p>Bass-note-to-chord pattern in 3/4 159</p> <p>Left-Hand Accompaniment Patterns (without Pedal) 160</p> <p>Ragtime and stride pattern 161</p> <p>Waltz pattern 162</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Lily Pad Rag” 163</p> <p><b>Part 4: Integration and Independence</b><b> 165</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Playing Arpeggios</b><b> 167</b></p> <p>Finger Jumps 167</p> <p>Jumping thirds 168</p> <p>Jumping fourths 169</p> <p>Jumping fifths 170</p> <p>The Arpeggiator 170</p> <p>Triad arpeggio exercise #1 171</p> <p>Triad arpeggio exercise #2 172</p> <p>Seventh-chord arpeggio exercise 173</p> <p>Broken Chords (and How to Fix Them) 173</p> <p>Alberti bass exercise 174</p> <p>Guitar-style broken chord exercise 175</p> <p>Blues-style broken chord exercise 176</p> <p>Octave and extended broken chord exercise 177</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Harp Heaven” 178</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Alternating Hands</b><b> 181</b></p> <p>Hand-to-Hand Scale Handoffs 181</p> <p>Scale handoff exercise #1 182</p> <p>Scale handoff exercise #2 183</p> <p>Hand-to-Hand Arpeggio Handoffs 184</p> <p>Arpeggio handoff exercise #1 185</p> <p>Arpeggio handoff exercise #2 186</p> <p>Crossing Over 187</p> <p>Crossing over with the right hand 188</p> <p>Crossing over with the left hand 189</p> <p>One Hand on Top 190</p> <p>Right hand on top exercise 190</p> <p>Left hand on top exercise 191</p> <p>Extreme Keyboard Positions 191</p> <p>Full Keyboard Exercises 193</p> <p>Full keyboard arpeggios 193</p> <p>Full keyboard triads 195</p> <p>Full keyboard seventh chords 196</p> <p>Chord “Drumming” 197</p> <p>Performance Piece: “El Choclo” 199</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Stretching Out with Octaves and Broken Octaves</b><b> 201</b></p> <p>Opening Up to the Octave 202</p> <p>Octave scale exercise 202</p> <p>Octave interval exercise 204</p> <p>Octave Jumps 205</p> <p>Exercise with shorter jumps 206</p> <p>Exercise with longer jumps 207</p> <p>Broken Octaves 207</p> <p>Exercise with wrist rotation 208</p> <p>Exercise with hand contraction and expansion 209</p> <p>Octave Chords 210</p> <p>Adding one inner note 211</p> <p>Adding two inner notes 212</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Schumann’s Octave Workout” 213</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Chord Progressions and Cadences</b><b> 215</b></p> <p>Triad Progressions 216</p> <p>Diatonic triad progressions 216</p> <p>Chromatic triad progressions 218</p> <p>Seventh Chord Progressions 219</p> <p>Seventh chord progressions exercise #1 219</p> <p>Seventh chord progressions exercise #2 220</p> <p>Chord Cadences and Familiar Patterns 221</p> <p>Cadences 222</p> <p>Turnarounds and sequences 223</p> <p>Extended Chord Progressions 225</p> <p>Extended major-key chord progression 225</p> <p>Extended minor-key chord progression 226</p> <p>Chords in One Hand, Melody in the Other 227</p> <p>Chords with melody exercise #1 228</p> <p>Chords with melody exercise #2 229</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Awake, My Heart, and Sing” 230</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Trilling Thrills and Other Fancy Ornaments </b><b>231</b></p> <p>Grace Notes 231</p> <p>Trills 233</p> <p>Mordents 235</p> <p>Turns 236</p> <p>Repeated Notes 237</p> <p>Repeated notes in triplet rhythms 238</p> <p>Repeated notes in eighth- and sixteenth-note rhythms 239</p> <p>R-R-R-Rolling Chords 239</p> <p>Rolling chords in the right hand 240</p> <p>Rolling chords in both hands 240</p> <p>The Glissando 241</p> <p>The Tremolo 242</p> <p>Performance Piece: “Caro Nome” 243</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Maximum Independence: Challenging Rhythms and Syncopations</b><b> 245</b></p> <p>Combining Scale and Arpeggio Patterns 246</p> <p>Independent rhythms, scales, and arpeggios #1 246</p> <p>Independent rhythms, scales, and arpeggios #2 247</p> <p>Exercises with Changing Note Values 249</p> <p>Scale patterns with changing note values 250</p> <p>Arpeggio patterns with changing note values 251</p> <p>Exercises with Changing Meters 252</p> <p>Changing from 6/8 to 3/4 252</p> <p>Expanding and contracting meter changes 253</p> <p>Syncopation Exercises 254</p> <p>Syncopation exercise #1 255</p> <p>Syncopation exercise #2 256</p> <p>Exercises with Polyrhythms 257</p> <p>Two in the right hand against three in the left 257</p> <p>Three in the right hand against two in the left 258</p> <p>Performance Piece: “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” 259</p> <p><b>Part 5: The Part of Tens </b><b>261</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Ten Dances for Your Hands</b><b> 263</b></p> <p>Jig: “Captain Jinks” 263</p> <p>Calypso: “Water Come-a Me Eye” 265</p> <p>Waltz: “Waltz from <i>Faust</i>” 266</p> <p>Tarantella 268</p> <p>Tango: “El Porteñito” 269</p> <p>Mexican Hat Dance 270</p> <p>Polka: “Pizzicato Polka” 272</p> <p>Boogie: “Johnson Rag” 273</p> <p>“Hungarian Dance No 5” 275</p> <p>Gypsy Dance from <i>Carmen</i> 276</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Ten Great Composers and Their Daily Workouts </b><b>279</b></p> <p>Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) 280</p> <p>Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849) 280</p> <p>Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) 280</p> <p>Karl Czerny (1791–1857) 280</p> <p>Claude Debussy (1862–1918) 280</p> <p>Enrique Granados (1867–1916) 281</p> <p>Franz Liszt (1811–1886) 281</p> <p>Edward MacDowell (1861–1908) 281</p> <p>Carl Nielsen (1865–1931) 281</p> <p>Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943) 281</p> <p>Appendix: How To Use The Website 283</p> <p>Index 287</p>
<p><b>David Pearl</b> is a freelance pianist, composer, and arranger. He is the author of <i>Chord Theory Explained, Learn to Play Classic Rock Piano From the Masters;</i> books of jazz transcriptions; arrangements of rock, jazz, and classical pieces; and opera arias for piano.</p>
<p><b> Tune your technique and improve your playing </b></p> <p>The piano can create some of the most hypnotic and beautiful music in the world. This book is bursting with fun exercises designed to hone your piano-playing technique so you can begin adding your own beautiful sounds to the world. From warm-ups and scales to octaves and chord cadences, you’ll find expert guidance on refining your playing technique. From there you’ll take on challenging rhythms, practice with different tempos, play performance pieces, and find inspiration for your own practice. <p><b>Inside… <ul><li>Improve your technique</li> <li>Reduce tension</li> <li>Explore new scales</li> <li>Develop greater control</li> <li>Play with freer movement</li> <li>Practice pedaling and ornaments</li> <li>Learn accompaniment patterns</li> <li>Build finger independence</b></li></ul>

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