Essential Technique for the Pianist by Paul Pollei. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection; Technique Musicianship. Masterwork. Advanced; Early Advanced; Intermediate; Late Intermediate. Book. 80 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4634).
ISBN 0739018000. Masterwork.
This edition is based on the premise that superior musicianship, control of piano technique and pianistic ability result from carefully cultivated aural, visual, kinesthetic and linguistic skills in music. Comprising two levels, Level 1 contains exercises using five-finger patterns and triads in all keys. Level 2 expands five-finger patterns to eight-note scales, adding an octave to the triad to form four-note chords. Seventh chords are also covered. It is designed to be used in conjunction with Hanon's, The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises, Complete (Alfred item # 616 or 616C).