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Offline toomuchpolitics

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Combining piano technique with artistry
« on: May 26, 2015, 04:44:03 AM »
I would like to let you know about a book of technical exercises and musical activities that I have recently published for PDF download.  I think that this book is quite unique in many ways, and I would like to invite you to have a look at the sample copy on my webpage at www.purrfectpractice.com.au

The book is a progressive course suited both for early training, as well as for technique correction.  It is divided into broad sections as follows:

- hand position and finger joints
- upwards and downwards movements of the wrist
- circular movements of the wrist
- elbows and arms
- forearm rotation
- ornaments

As well as detailed illustrations, it also contains clickable links to 62 explanatory and demonstration videos.

I would greatly appreciate if you could take the time to have a glance through the sample copy and share your thoughts on the book in this forum.

Offline michael_sayers

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Re: Combining piano technique with artistry
«Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 09:07:32 PM »
Hi toomuchpolitics,

I didn't see anything in it about pedaling or sitting position.  Pedaling could be covered in a later or a different volume.  Sitting position and posture, though, are pretty important right off the bat.  Is this something that still can be included, maybe thereby adding a page or two to the total?


Mvh,
Michael

Offline toomuchpolitics

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Re: Combining piano technique with artistry
«Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 11:06:03 PM »
Hi Michael,

Thank you for your suggestion.  The reason that I did not include seating position is that it is covered in most beginner method books.  I do see, in retrospect, that it may be helpful to include a section on seating position, and I'm considering adding a couple of pages on the topic.  That's the beauty of selling it in PDF format - I can fine-tune along the way (and send copies of additional pages to those who have already purchased the book).
Regarding pedalling, I plan to include a section on different types of pedalling in the next book.