Hello all,

I have a request of some seasoned veteran of the piano who knows Alfred Cortot's book "Rational Princples of Pianoforte Technique." Would you be so very kind as to help me understand how to apply the transferable table to the exercises? I am quite confused and do not have a piano teacher to consult.

If you have completed some or all of this book and know about using the transferable table, I would be greatly obliged if you could describe what one does with it.

As a refresher, the book includes various elements in the transferable table:

1. the set of the 12 major and 12 minor scales (used for exercises preceded by the symbol "C")

2. a table of harmonic combinations (used for exercises preceded by the symbol "H')

3. a model of rhythmic combinations (for symbol "R")

4. a table of fingerings (for symbol "F")

I seem to be asking a big favor indeed, but if you can give a partial answer even I would be most obliged.

Thank you very kindly. I hope you take pride in being able to demonstrate for all some excellent technical writing here.

Best,

Tom