All About Scales and Arpeggios

Building blocks of good piano technique. Bits or the whole dedicated lessons only to scales.

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By Alan Fraser

10 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

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1

Putting the Thumb Under in Scales

Alan is busting the myth: opposition, not flexion

2

Make the Length of the Fingers the Same

Changing the angle of the hand does not help muscles and they stop working.

3

Scales - Going Down

The thumb carries the hand. Springiness!

4

Keeping the Angle the Same

The structure needs to be elastified

5

Stepping Stones - Going Down

The springy thumb is powering the whole motion

6

Play The Scales Like Chico Marx

The springiness of the thumb is what gets us through

7

Left Hand Arpeggios

Open the hand and get "springy"

8

The Real Prerequisite for Playing Good Scales and Arpeggios

is the functional hand!

9

Slide for the Better Elasticity

The sliding is designed to get rid of the remaining crampedness

10

Arpeggios - The Thumb Needs to be Springy

When you swivel you, rob the thumb of it's power