The PianoTrainer Scales Workbook is an all-in-one must-have resource for scales, arpeggios and broken chords, including all the keys and basic shapes that piano students should learn. With clear scale notation, easy-to-visualise keyboard diagrams and excellent theory activities to consolidate understanding and underline the importance of writing music. It is ideal for developing a bespoke scale curriculum, and the unique PianoTrainer Scale Challenge will help create structure and motivation for students.
Suitable for elementary to intermediate (approximately Grade 5) level players, this workbook covers several years’ study alongside The Foundation Pianist and The Intermediate Pianist books. Each key includes the major and harmonic, melodic and natural minor scales, plus the arpeggio and broken chord, all covering two octaves. There are also introductions to contrary motion, chromatic and Russian scales.
'The Piano Trainer Scales Workbook is … chock-full of neat ideas and judiciously selected material… Having all of these scales, arpeggios and broken chords so clearly presented in one place is fabulous, and the included keyboard diagrams are a very welcome addition.' Andrew Eales, pianodao.com
'Sometimes a book arrives for review, and not only is it the book you wish you’d had when you were first having piano lessons, but it’s also the book you’ve been waiting years for as a teacher. I think the Piano Trainer Scales Workbook absolutely fills this criteria… If you’re worried this is just another manual of scales and arpeggios, then think again. In my view, it is an essential book for both teachers and learners alike.' David Barton, davidbartonmusic.co.uk