Practising the Piano eBooks Series
Have you ever sat at the piano wondering how to practice?
Practising the Piano is an interactive, multimedia eBook series which shows you exactly what you need to do to get the most out of your practice time. The series is the culmination of years of experience by Graham Fitch, one of the UK's leading independent piano teachers.
There are surprisingly few books that deal with the art of practising. Given the amount of time an aspiring pianist needs to spend practising, it is very important to know exactly what to do in order to make the best use of this time. Practising the Piano will equip you with specific tools to help you every step of the way and will give you concrete skills to learn pieces, solve problems, memorise, and much more.
You'll notice real results in your playing – guaranteed!
In addition to being an indispensable guide to playing the piano, the eBook series goes beyond the capabilities of a print publication by featuring:
Video and audio
Hundreds of video demonstrations and audio clips enabling you to see exactly what you should be doing
Sliders that break up key content into an intuitive step-by-step format
Downloadable files and printable charts to help you practice more efficiently
Hundreds of bars of score excerpts featuring popular repetoire and practical illustrations of exercises and tools
- Swipe animation and gestures (iPad)
- Offline storage for viewing text content and images without an internet connection (on supported browsers)
- Dynamic page layout with text resizing functionality
- Ability to share individual pages via popular social networking platforms
- Access to publications on personal computers using recent versions of popular browsers and on the iPad (the system will also be optimised for additional tablets soon).
Part 1 - The Practice Tools
Practising the Piano Part 1 is a foundation course on practice methodology or what could be called techniques of learning. It shows you how to organise your practice sessions for maximum effect, enabling you to learn new pieces quickly and efficiently. It also provides a number of specific practise tools which will improve your confidence and the overall quality of your playing. Click here for more on Part 1 >>
Part 2 - Mastering Piano Technique
Practising the Piano Part 2 provides a comprehensive treatise on the subject of piano technique from an overview of different schools and traditions through to an extensive listing of technical exercises. Video demonstrations and precise written instructions with exercises accompanied by manuscript show exactly how to overcome technical difficulties with skill and panache while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to tension and injury. Click here for more on Part 2 >>
Part 3 - Scales and Arpeggios
Practising the Piano Part 3 is a comprehensive guide to scales and arpeggios. It features numerous video demonstrations, exercises, practice suggestions, resources and interactive tools to make this essential part of a practice regime effective, interesting and fun. Click here for more on Part 3 >>
Part 4 - Practising for Performance
Practising the Piano Part 4 focusses on the art of performance, including how best to prepare yourself both mentally and in the practise room. Drawing upon powerful practise strategies, proven psychological and therapeutic techniques used by elite sportsmen and women, it shows how to combat anxiety and to deliver performances that reflect your full potential. Click here for more on Part 4 >>