Frederick Stocken: Scale Shapes For Piano Grade 2 (Original Edition)

Books | Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Series: Scale Shapes
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Based on the requirements of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Scale Shapes is an invaluable aid for grade exams and general progress, which uses a new diagram-based way to learn piano scales using the Stocken Method. The unique Keyboard Diagrams provide a system which allows the student to concentrate exclusively on the physical shapes of the technical exercise and in consequence, to focus on the acquisition of 'good legato, even fingers, firm tone and a musical curve'. This method is not designed to be a substitute for the acquisition of the ability to read staff notation, but the complications of staff notation are no longer linked to the physical complications of a given scale with this method.
ISBN: 9780711990234
Published on: 05 October 2001
No of pages: 16
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH62975

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        I am not sure about this method of learning scales, as it has a picture of the keyboard on it where the keys are to be played, it may detract a person from learning to actually read the music
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        Published on: 03 February 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        As a child I was taught to use a traditional scale book, and hated it. This book gets to the heart of the basic problems with scales: what fingers and where. No clefs in sight anywhere. Scale books are not for improving sight reading. I have one pupil whose scale performance has rocketed as a result of this book. Just be careful to check that all contents are actually needed: eg B minor.
        Anonymous - (Lancs, United Kingdom)
        All my pupils have access to this series. Youngest is 6 working towards grade 2 and she can work them out on her own outside of her lessons so a good investment. Worth every penny when you hear a perfect scale without having taught it!
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)