Fast Fingers: Keyboard Exercises to Develop Speed

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44 page paperback. Includes 40 audio track exercises in a downloadable CD.

If you’ve done your Hanon, you will enjoy this book. Emphasis here is on control at all tempos, and the accompanying audio tracks make a perfect model to practice against. My students and I love this book.

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From The Introduction:

We work daily to improve our technique, in order to be free of it. In the long run, we really aren’t after speed, we are after control. Speed is a by-product of control. The ultimate use of having complete control is to be able to play any musical idea one reads, hears, or imagines.

In my experience as a musician and an instructor, speed/control is achieved by first going the other way. Playing a piece of music at a slower tempo allows you to process your understanding of the music in a relaxed frame of mind, and to incorporate the necessary coordination motions in a fluid manner. Following that, the next step is to play the music in incremental steps, a little faster each time. Patience and persistence are key in realizing your goals. That is the essence of this book.

1 review for Fast Fingers: Keyboard Exercises to Develop Speed

  1. Kevin Morton

    If you’ve done your Hanon, you will enjoy this book. Emphasis here is on control at all tempos, and the accompanying audio tracks make a perfect model to practice against. My students and I love this book.

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