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How to CREATIVELY practice Finger Crossovers for Piano Scales - PENDULUM


In this lesson, we learn how to practice finger Crossovers for Piano Scales using a creative approach called "The Pendulum" All the notes for our 3-part series can be downloaded here by supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/48980410 In this lesson series by Jason Zac (3 parts), we will learn how to practice piano scales using three of the most important technical aspects of Piano playing along with being creative while working on our technique. You will learn the exercises on both Major & Minor scales with the correct posture and fingering

Part 1 uses the “Compression-Expansion” technique which allows us to play linearly (melodically) as well as harmonically (chordal)

Part 2 uses the “Pendulum” concept of crossing over the fingers on both sides of the root. Thereby, creating melodic possibilities on both the positive & negative Y-axis (pitch)

Part 3 uses “Thirds” in various ascending & descending groupings to build a great creative practice approach on the Piano These techniques are aimed at creating music instantly as well as working on sometimes forgotten Piano routines that need to be practiced by students of all levels.

00:00 - Performance

00:18 - Introduction to the series

00:56 - Crossing-Over Posture

03:07 - The “Pendulum” Exercise

04:26 - 2 up 2 down

06:08 - 3 up 3 down

07:28 - 4 up 4 down

08:59 - Harmonic Minor “Pendulum Practice”

10:31 - Further Exploration

11:33 - Lesson Recap

12:03 - Conclusion and Part 3

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