eBooks

Practising the Piano eBook Series

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Have you ever sat at the piano wondering how to practise?

Practising the Piano is an interactive, multimedia eBook series which shows you exactly what you need to do to get the most out of your practice time. The series is the culmination of years of experience by Graham Fitch, one of the UK’s leading independent piano teachers.

There are surprisingly few books that deal with the art of practising. Given the amount of time an aspiring pianist needs to spend practising, it is very important to know exactly what to do in order to make the best use of this time.  Practising the Piano will equip you with specific tools to help you every step of the way and will give you concrete skills to learn pieces, solve problems, memorise, and much more.  You’ll notice real results in your playing – guaranteed!

Features

In addition to being an indispensable guide to playing the piano, the eBook series goes beyond the capabilities of a print publication by featuring:

  • Swipe animation and gestures (iPad)
  • Offline storage for viewing text content and images without an internet connection (on supported browsers)
  • Dynamic page layout with text resizing functionality
  • Ability to share individual pages via popular social networking platforms
  • Access to publications on personal computers using recent versions of popular browsers and on the iPad (the system will also be optimised for additional tablets soon).

Publications

Part 1 – The Practise Tools

Practising the Piano Part 1 is a foundation course on practice methodology or what could be called techniques of learning.  It shows you how to organise your practise sessions for maximum effect, enabling you to learn new pieces quickly and efficiently.  It also provides a number of specific practise tools which will improve your confidence and the overall quality of your playing. Click here for more on Part 1 >>

Part 2 – Mastering Piano Technique

Practising the Piano Part 2 provides a comprehensive treatise on the subject of piano technique from an overview of different schools and traditions through to an extensive listing of technical exercises.  Video demonstrations and precise written instructions with exercises accompanied by manuscript show exactly how to overcome technical difficulties with skill and panache while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to tension and injury. Click here for more on Part 2 >>

Part 3 – Scales and Arpeggios

Practising the Piano Part 3 is a comprehensive guide to scales and arpeggios.  It features numerous video demonstrations, exercises, practice suggestions, resources and interactive tools to make this essential part of a practice regime effective, interesting and fun. Click here for more on Part 3 >>

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