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Studio DiPaolo's Major/Minor Scale and Arpeggio Fingering Charts (Arranged by Fingering Group)

By Nicole Elyse DiPaolo

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Piano Solo, Easy Piano - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Nicole Elyse DiPaolo. Etudes and Exercises, General Instructional, Technique Training. 15 pages. Published by Nicole Elyse DiPaolo (S0.185745).

Item Number: S0.185745

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As a longtime instructor of recreational teen and adult piano students, many of whom initially came to me with technical deficiencies requiring remedial work, I soon found a need for concise, cleanly laid out scale and arpeggio fingering charts grouped by common fingerings. As is common practice in the University of Michigan preparatory piano program from which I graduated, I use the designations "Group 1," Group 2," and "Group 3" for all scale and arpeggio fingerings. This makes the learning process much more streamlined for students who may be coming to you with little to no background in scales and arpeggios.

In addition to presenting these items in convenient fingering-based groups, I have also typeset them in a clean, fuss-free layout, with only one-octave scales (with a note that most fingerings are reversible) and two-octave root-position arpeggios included. Other currently available scale and arpeggio books include other scale variations (in 3rds, in 6ths) and arpeggio types (in inversion) that are simply not yet necessary, and are often distracting, to students just learning or relearning technique. These charts' clean and friendly layout doesn't distract or overwhelm students, but invites them to practice! Unusual fingerings within each group are also marked with a cute "eyeglasses" icon to draw the student's attention towards them. The major scales are presented in the order in which i usually teach them: B major, which fits best under the hands, appears first, before the Group 1 scales.

Each scale and arpeggio also appears with the appropriate sharps and flats on each note, so students who have not yet memorized all their key signatures (but know what sharps and flats do) can still verify the pitch content for each scale and arpeggio.

Those who teach technique in the style of Gyorgy Sandor (or those who are generally concerned with good alignment) will also appreciate my gentle reminders to "flip" the thumb (rather than tucking it under the hand, rendering the thumb muscle useless and causing tension/lockdown). Of course, these charts are not meant to substitute for rigorous instruction in proper technique, but I hope that they make scale and arpeggio instruction much easier for you! They have been extremely popular in the most active online piano pedagogy communities and I hope your students love them too!

About the Creator:
Praised as a "sensitive pianist" and "outstanding accompanist" who delivers "powerful interpretations," Nicole Elyse DiPaolo is a versatile pianist, composer, teacher, and scholar. She began formal music study at age 5, and within two years she had already won prizes in area Federation and National Piano Guild competitions. At age 10 she enrolled in the University of Michigan's preparatory piano program, and she performed her first full solo recital at age 11; additionally, she spent three summer sessions at the All-State Piano Program at Interlochen, winning awards for her work in music theory and piano literature. Nicole holds a B.Mus in Music Theory from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she studied piano under Michele Cooker and Louis Nagel; she also studied composition with Bright Sheng and basso continuo/harpsichord accompaniment with Edward Parmentier. In 2006 and 2007, Nicole appeared as a concerto soloist with the Ambassador Chamber Players, featuring works of J. S. Bach and Mozart alongside two performances of her own Piano Trio in C minor. Following her graduation from Michigan, Nicole completed an MM in Music Theory from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she has recently become a PhD candidate in the same field. Alongside her graduate work, Nicole continues to perform widely in the Bloomington area as a collaborative artist; additionally, she maintains a thriving piano/theory/composition studio for teens and adults, continuing a teaching lineage that can be traced through Bela Bartok (a great-grand-instructor) to Franz Liszt and Beethoven. Her principal former teachers include Michele Cooker, Louis Nagel, Joanne Smith, and Alan Huckleberry; she has also had the pleasure of undertaking additional coaching with Menahem Pressler, Waleed Howrani, Christopher Harding, Donald Morelock, John Ellis, and the late Eugene Bossart.

When not working on one of her many concurrent musical projects, Nicole might be found maintaining The Collaborative Pianists’ Community on Facebook, cuddling the nearest dog, looking for opportunities to maintain her Spanish and Italian language skills, and raising and releasing monarch butterflies. To learn more about Nicole’s many and varied performing, teaching, research, and publishing pursuits, please visit her website at http://ndipaolo.musicaneo.com .

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Cheetobreath01
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • October 03, 2018 Helpful

    These are the perfect introduction to scales for the beginning piano student. I have even started practicing them myself for a quick review!!!!

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  • 5

    Ellen
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • July 23, 2017 Thank you!

    Super clearly presented, these charts are a must have for any instructor, especially one who teaches adults returning to the piano. The large print is perfect for aging eyes. I could also see them working well for group piano classes in university music programs.

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