Pentascale Pro, Book 1 (An Introduction to Major and Minor 5-Finger Patterns). By Melody Bober, Gayle Kowalchyk, and E. L. Lancaster. For Piano. Piano Technique; Technique Musicianship. Lesson Enhancement Series. Elementary. Book. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.31999).
These first books in Alfredâ€™s Lesson Enhancement Series introduce students to all major and minor five finger patterns in all 12 keys. The pentascales are divided into similar groups to promote ease in learning. Book 1 includes the Group 1 Keys (C, G, F major and minor) and the Group 2 Keys (D, A, E major and minor). Book 2 includes the Group 3 Keys (D-flat, A-flat, E-flat major and minor) and the Group 4 Keys (B-flat, B, G-flat or F-sharp major and minor). In each book, technical exercises are provided in each key with an interesting teacher accompaniment. A short solo is included for each key, in addition to an optional teacher duet accompaniment. Two or three of these solos can be grouped together for variety in performance.