Finger Builders - Level 1


Developing a Versatile, Responsive Technique

"Effective a process of gaining control so that the fingers can respond in the proper manner at any moment, to produce whatever musical effects or sounds are indicated by the symbols on the page.” - Robert Pace        

FINGER BUILDERS Book 1 gives students the foundation for playing many styles of music. It helps develop technical fluency that enables students "to get the right finger on the correct note, at the proper moment, with the appropriate touch (Robert Pace)." 

The Finger Builders course begins simply, with two-note and then three-note exercises. These transition easily and quickly into five-finger exercises and then tetrachord scales in all keys. Students develop the feel of a good hand position and the tactile sense of playing both black and white keys. Many touch and dynamic variations are introduced to provide the tools for sensitive performance. Book 1 leads smoothly into thumb-under scales and Hanon-style exercises that follow in FINGER BUILDERS 2.  

 • All 12 Major Keys • All 12 Minor Keys • Parallel & Contrary Motion • Slurs • Crescendo & Decrescendo • Circle of Fifths • Staccato & Legato • Tetrachord Scales • Contrasting Dynamics • Major and Minor Arpeggios •   >>> Reviews:   /


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