Elementary Technique - Fundamentals of Scales & Arpeggios

Scale Playing

Traditional Approaches – Posture

Seating position, posture and mobility are paramount to skilful piano playing. In this video I look at how this applies to scale playing, focussing on movement in the torso, the leading arm and the stable elbow: Fingering Groups Traditional scale fingering alternate short (123) and long (1234) groups. However, a scale may begin in the middle of a group. Blocking practice helps us to learn the fingering patterns. Thumb Passage I look at how the thumb passes gradually under the hand, a movement that...

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