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Piano: Technique

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General Technique Books (selections)

Technique Videos (selections)

Performance Practice Books (selections)

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Browse the Catalog

Find more general technique books

Search subjects in the catalog, for example: 
Piano > Instruction and study 
Piano > Methods 
Piano > Studies and exercises 

Find more performance practice books

Search subjects in the catalog, for example: 
Performance practice > Music 
Piano music > Analysis, appreciation 
Piano music > Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.) 
Piano > Performance 

Browse the Shelves

There are many more piano technique books available in the library! Use these call numbers to find more:

Call Number Topic
MT220 Piano technique (general)
MT222 Systems and methods
MT225 Studies and exercises (general)
MT227 Pedaling
MT231 Scales and arpeggios
MT232 Fingering
MT236 Sight reading
MT239 Accompaniment
MT243-MT249 Instructive editions

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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