Intermediate Scales & Arpeggios


Technique

Let’s look at each area of technique in turn. Posture and whole-body choreography Three- and four octave scales and arpeggios cover a lot of the keyboard, and we need to have a sense of how our whole body is involved. Using our feet as anchors, we shift our centre of balance on our sitting bones as we move across the keyboard. It is really important to have a firm piano stool (do not sit on cushions), sitting at the correct height so that the forearms are parallel with the floor. Keep both feet on the ground - young children will...

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