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DVD piano lessons for the adult beginner by professional pianist + teacher.

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Why practise scales and arpeggios ?
Scales and arpeggios form an important part of the technique of playing the piano or keyboard. They form the basis of the skill, and there is no way that you can avoid learning them and practising them if you want to play the piano even to a moderate standard. There are people who try and play piano or keyboard without learning scales and arpeggios, but they come up against serious limitations eventually.
1 They help to you achieve tonal evenness - that is to play many notes of equal loudness and quality played successively

2 They help you to achieve rhythmic evenness - that is to play many notes of equal length played successively.

3 Legato scales and arpeggios help you to join all the notes together - the technique is to have no gaps between them.

4 Staccato scales and arpeggios help you to play detached notes - that is to put deliberate gaps between the notes.

5 They help you to achieve a good finger action of the right kind by squeezing the note firmly with a circular action from the knuckle.

6 They help you to perfect the passage of the thumb or the movement of the hand over the thumb - important piano technique.

7 They help you to perfect the sideways movement of the hand when putting the thumb under.

8 They help you to play with shape - getting gradually louder or softer over a number of notes.

9 They help you to be more aware of keys and key signatures - that is the number of sharps or flats in a piece of music.

10 As these problems are encountered in all pieces of music, scales help you to learn music more quickly.

11 They help you to sight read - to read a piece of music for the first time - because you can recognise bits of scale and arpeggio patterns in the music.

12 They help you to memorise music because scale and arpeggio patterns are easily recognisable and committed to memory.

13 They generally help your confidence by improving your technique on the piano or keyboard. This then enables you to devote more thought and energy to playing expressively.
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TOTAL £107

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