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The FJH Classic Scale Book

By McArthur/McLean

Piano - All levels
Composed by McArthur/McLean. Music Related Texts. The FJH Piano Teaching Library. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1132).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1132

ISBN 9781569390313.

Major and minor scales, chords, cadences, and arpeggios, with concise instructional pages.

Provides the materials needed to prepare students for auditions, contests and other events, as well as for building a basic pianistic vocabulary used in performing, sightreading, and improvising at the piano.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Red Bank, New Jersey
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 22, 2019 Clear and concise

    This is an excellent scale book. Only thing is that I wish it had 1 octave scales as well, since that is the starting point.

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  • 5

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  • July 01, 2012 FJH Classic Scale Book

    This book allows for many years of work. Starting with five finger scales and triads, to separate hands one octave, to two hands, to multiple octaves. A thorough book if used to capacity. All of my students use this weekly! Excellent preparation for university level auditions.

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  • 4

  • January 15, 2007 Good, but more explanation needed.

    All in all, a very good scale book. But I wish some theory had been included to explain what everything means. For example, I had to consult a theory book to find out what "dominant 7th" means. For each of the major scales, you get two pages with the following...

    : (1) the scale (2) the scale in contrary motion (3) the scale in thirds (left hand plays regular scale; right hand starts a third higher) (4) the scale in sixths (right hand plays regular scale; left hand is a sixth lower) (5) block triads and inversions and dominant 7th chords (6) broken triads and inversions (7) arpeggios and inversions and dominant 7th arpeggios (8) cadence chords For each of the relative minors, you get the the same thing, except there aren't any thirds or sixths. In their place you get the harmonic and melodic minor scales.

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