Frederick Stocken: Scale Shapes For Piano - Grade 5 (Revised Edition)

Books | Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Series: Scale Shapes
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Scale Shapes is an exciting and unique diagram-based way to learn Piano scales using the Stocken Method.

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.

Unique Keyboard Diagrams make playing scales easy - left and right hand diagrams appear together.

Speed up the learning process - supplement music lessons with this foolproof aid.

Improve performance with Scale Shapes' intuitive method for memorising the physical shapes of different keys.

ISBN: 9781847728319
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 19 January 2009
No of pages: 52
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH74701

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        Gloucester GB
        A real help in learning scales etc
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        Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2018
        Published on: 31 May 2018

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        8 out of 10


        Clear keyboard diagrams that are very helpful for hands together coordination.
        Excellent for students who struggle with reading music.
        Contrary motion scales not as clear.
        Confirmed purchase: 05 January 2018
        Published on: 06 February 2018

        Musicroom Reviews

        Fantastic help to my dylsexic students
        Anonymous - (Blaenau-Ffestiniog, United Kingdom)
        A fantastic way to learn scales. I found hands seperate not to be to much of a problem but when I did hands together it was really difficult. This book helps me get the fingers correct first time as long as I play really slowly.
        Anonymous - (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
        very easy to use. excellent value for money. makes learning scales so much quicker.
        Anonymous - (Wells, United Kingdom)
        Frederick Stocken's Scale Shapes series, grades 1-5, is wonderful for giving reluctant scale practisers a boost. With the scale pattern and fingering clearly marked on a diagram of the piano keyboard, pupils are able to instantly play the most confusing of the scales perfectly, and with the greatest of ease. As the book description says, “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” Stocken's method certainly makes learning and playing scales less daunting and much more fun. It also helps train eyes to watch the music, rather than the hands. And it's particularly valuable in teaching pupils who have Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia). This new edition is very welcome as it accomodates the new ABRSM exam requirements.
        Anonymous - (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)