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General Technique Books (selections)
Improve Your Piano Playing by
Call Number: MT220 M44 2007 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2007
Realistic and easy-to-read techniques to eliminate recurring mistakes and master the art of fingering, touch, phrasing, tone production, and pedaling.
Natural Fingering: A Topographical Approach to Pianism by
Call Number: MT232 V37 2012 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2012
Comprehensive discussion of fingering solutions for pianists. Includes symmetrical fingerings for fundamental forms, discussion of double note challenges, guidelines for teachers, and cross-hand scales eliminating thumb-under/hand-over pivoting actions.
The Pianist's Guide to Pedaling by
Call Number: MT227 B21 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1985
An indispensable guide to basic pedaling technique and practical suggestions for works of specific composers.
Technique Videos (selections)
Performance Practice Books (selections)
Interpreting Mozart by
Call Number: MT146 M93 B 2010 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2010
Also available online
Addresses the elements of performance and problems that may occur in performing Mozart's works on modern instruments.
Off the Record by
Call Number: ML706 P74 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2012
Examines prevalent techniques and unfolds the background and idiosyncrasies of legendary pianists of the Romantic era.
Browse the Shelves
There are many more piano technique books available in the library! Use these call numbers to find more:
||Piano technique (general)
||Systems and methods
||Studies and exercises (general)
||Scales and arpeggios
Looking for technique videos instead of books?
Just add MO (for DVDs) or MV (for VHS) to the beginning of the call number! For example:
MT220 = General piano technique books
MO MT220 = General piano technique DVDs
Browse Professional Journals
Professional journals are a great place to learn from experts about the most recent developments in your field.
Search articles online or browse the Allen Library current periodicals (near the Allen entrance). See especially:
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