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Table of Contents
                            Piano Exercises For Dummies®
	Table of Contents
	Introduction
	Part I Waking Up Your Fingers
		Chapter 1 Getting Ready to Practice
			Warming Up Away from the Instrument
			Perfecting Practice with Proper Posture
		Chapter 2 Isolating and Exercising Your Fingers
			Two-Finger Exercises for the Left Hand
			Two-Finger Exercises for the Right Hand
			Three-Finger Exercises for the Left Hand
			Three-Finger Exercises for the Right Hand
			Four-Finger Exercises for the Left Hand
			Four-Finger Exercises for the Right Hand
			Performance Piece: “Come Back to Sorrento”
		Chapter 3 Music for Five Fingers
			Smooth Articulation: Playing Legato
			Short Articulation: Playing Staccato
			Developing Right-Hand Finger Independence with Five-Finger Position Scales
			Developing Left-Hand Finger Independence with Five-Finger Position Scales
			Doubling the Fun: Putting the Hands Together
			Performance Piece: Paganini Variation for Ten Fingers
	Part II Developing a Strong, Supple, and Speedy Hand
		Chapter 4 Passing Under and Crossing Over
			One Under Two, Two Over One
			One Under Three, Three Over One
			One Under Four, Four Over One
			Extending Scales with Crossovers and Pass-Unders
			Performance Piece: Aria from La Cenerentola
		Chapter 5 Playing Intervals
			Playing Seconds with Different Finger Combinations
			Playing Thirds with Different Finger Combinations
			Playing Fourths with Different Finger Combinations
			Playing Fifths, Sixths, and Sevenths
			Performance Piece: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
		Chapter 6 Playing Chords Without Tension
			Chord Relaxation
			Voicing Chords
			Chord Repetition
			Simple Progressions, Adding Small Arm Motions
			Chord and Melody Combination Exercises
			Performance Piece: “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
	Part III Including Your Arms and Body
		Chapter 7 Extending Your Scales
			The 12 Major, Harmonic Minor, and Melodic Minor Scales
			The Three Diminished Scales
			The Chromatic Scale
			The 12 Blues Scales
			Gaining Greater Command of Scales
			Performance Piece: Variation VII from “Variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’”
		Chapter 8 Parallel and Contrary Motion
			Parallel Movement at the Octave
			Parallel Movement at the Interval
			Contrary Motion Away from the Center
			Contrary Motion Toward the Center
			Combination Movement Exercise
			Performance Piece: “Turkey in the Straw”
		Chapter 9 Footwork: Using the Damper Pedal
			Pedaling Chords
			Pedaling Changes on a Single Line
			Pedaling for Effect
			Performance Piece: “Simple Gifts”
		Chapter 10 Jumping Across the Keyboard
			Jumping and Landing Accuracy Skills
			Mastering More Complicated Jumps
			Jumping with Both Hands Together
			Left-Hand Accompaniment Patterns (With Pedal)
			Left-Hand Accompaniment Patterns (Without Pedal)
			Performance Piece: “Lily Pad Rag”
	Part IV Integration and Independence
		Chapter 11 Playing Arpeggios
			Finger Jumps
			The Arpeggiator
			Broken Chords (And How to Fix Them)
			Performance Piece: “Harp Heaven”
		Chapter 12 Alternating Hands
			Hand-to-Hand Scale Handoffs
			Hand-to-Hand Arpeggio Handoffs
			Crossing Over
			One Hand on Top
			Extreme Keyboard Positions
			Full Keyboard Exercises
			Chord “Drumming”
			Performance Piece: “El Choclo”
		Chapter 13 Stretching Out with Octaves and Broken Octaves
			Opening Up to the Octave
			Octave Jumps
			Broken Octaves
			Octave Chords
			Performance Piece: “Schumann’s Octave Workout”
		Chapter 14 Chord Progressions and Cadences
			Triad Progressions
			Seventh Chord Progressions
			Chord Cadences and Familiar Patterns
			Extended Chord Progressions
			Chords in One Hand, Melody in the Other
			Performance Piece: “Awake, My Heart, and Sing”
		Chapter 15 Trilling Thrills and Other Fancy Ornaments
			Grace Notes
			Trills
			Mordents
			Turns
			Repeated Notes
			R-R-R-Rolling Chords
			The Glissando
			The Tremolo
			Performance Piece: “Caro Nome”
		Chapter 16 Maximum Independence: Challenging Rhythms and Syncopations
			Combining Scale and Arpeggio Patterns
			Exercises with Changing Note Values
			Exercises with Changing Meters
			Syncopation Exercises
			Exercises with Polyrhythms
			Performance Piece: “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise”
	Part V The Part of Tens
		Chapter 17 Ten Dances for Your Hands
			Jig: “Captain Jinks”
			Calypso: “Water Come-a Me Eye”
			Waltz: “Waltz from Faust”
			Tarantella
			Tango: “El Porteñito”
			Mexican Hat Dance
			Polka: “Pizzicato Polka”
			Boogie: “Johnson Rag”
			“Hungarian Dance No. 5”
			Gypsy Dance from Carmen
		Chapter 18 Ten Great Composers and Their Daily Workouts
			Johannes Brahms (1833– 1897)
			Frédéric Chopin (1810– 1849)
			Muzio Clementi (1752– 1832)
			Karl Czerny (1791– 1857)
			Claude Debussy (1862– 1918)
			Enrique Granados (1867– 1916)
			Franz Liszt (1811– 1886)
			Edward MacDowell (1861– 1908)
			Carl Nielsen (1865– 1931)
			Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873– 1943)
	Appendix About the CD
		What You’ll Find on the CD
		Customer Care
                        
Document Text Contents
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by David Pearl

Piano Exercises
FOR

DUMmIES


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109 Chapter 8: Parallel and Contrary Motion

Performance Piece: “Turkey in the Straw”
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part in the left hand. Try to match the articulation and dynamics in both hands to help bring

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110 Part III: Including Your Arms and Body

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