“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.”
Plato

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Pianist's Guide to Scales and Arpeggios: As They Occur in Pieces You Want to Play

The "Look Inside" Feature is NOW AVAILABLE...
for perusal at Amazon. Here is a collection of 796  scales and arpeggios selected from standard repertoire in a volume of over 300 pages. Don't be a slave to mindless repetition of generic scales. 



From the dedication page:


As I put this collection together, I think of my colleague from long-ago graduate school.  She drilled scales for hours at a time, cascades of pearls in all keys that glistened brilliantly in the crisp air.  She played stunning Beethoven, a fourth concerto singing and clear, but it was the obsessive scales that captured her best heart.  When last I heard tell of her she had entered a spiritual order of some sort and never played again.

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