Piano Games 2 is a continuation of Piano Games 1, and introduces the training of the fingers to play on both white and black keys. This is important because of the difference in the level of the bottom of the key bed between the white and black keys. Chromatic exercises are a unique first step in training the muscles to obtain a tactile control of the entire keyboard in preparation for solving the technical problems in the repertoire.
The exercises in Chapter 1 are in the same patterns of two, three, four, and five notes, which contain all possible chromatic intervals with all possible fingerings, followed by exercises in broken thirds, . Chapter 2 provides training for the movement of the thumb under the hand and the hand over the thumb. Chapter 3 has exercises in broken sixths and octaves. Chapter 4 consists of broken chord patterns, and Chapter 5 has all of the major scales and arpeggios. Chapter 6 presents more five-finger exercises.
Piano Games 2 has been written for persons of any age who have begun their piano studies. Practice time for the entire book is thirty minutes in a moderate tempo.
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