Scale Skills - Level 1 by Keith Snell. For piano. Technic. Neil A. Kjos Piano Library. Level 1. Music book. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP681).
The study of technic is an integral part of any complete education in the performance of a musical instrument. Piano students who consistently practice scales, arpeggios, chords, and finger exercises will gain greater finger strength and flexibility as well as increased fluency and accuracy in performance. Familiarity with these technical elements also enhances a secure understanding of basic music theory. Now, Scale Skills from the Neil A. Kjos Piano Library provides an organized system for the study of scales, arpeggios, chords, and finger exercises. Eleven appropriately graded levels ensure steady progress as pianists advance in their study of technic. Each level reviews and incorporates the exercises and activities from previous levels, helping students develop a solid technical foundation. Level 1.
About Neil A. Kjos Piano Library
The Neil A. Kjos Piano Library is a comprehensive series of piano music in a wide variety of musical styles. The Library is divided into eleven levels and will provide students with a complete performance experience in both solo and ensemble music. Teachers will find the carefully graded levels appropriate when choosing repertoire for evaluations, auditions, festivals, and examinations. The Library includes: Fundamentals of Piano Theory; Piano Repertoire, Baroque & Classical; Piano Repertoire, Romantic & 20th Century; Piano Repertoire, Etudes; Scale Skills; Music of the 21st Century; New Age Piano; Jazz Piano; One Piano Four Hands; Music for Christmas.
piano teacher 20 years
Location: from Angola,IN
Location: from Hermitage, PA
May 20, 2011
This book is great for Level 2 and up students for learning one and two octave scales, learning speed with scales, and those common I. IV, V7 chords in every position. Loved them as a student and love them as a teacher.
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Location: from Hermitage, PA.
Location: from Melbourne, FL
October 8, 2007
Florida Piano Teacher
I use the Scale Skills series simply because it is organized and easy; the series progresses well. I often have to write extra exercises for students because no technic or scale book can cover everything but this is a good starting point.
20 of 40 people found this review helpful.