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Arpeggio perfection

Discussion in 'Technique' started by Piano21, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Rachfan

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    In playing scales and arpeggios, it's important to ignore the old pedagogical advice of previous generations of passing the thumb under the palm of the hand. Playing scales and arpeggios is far more efficient and effective when the thumb is kept parallel to the hand in these situations--that is to say, no passing it under the hand. It requires the pianist to develop a synthesizing motion, specifically an anticipatory and timely shift of the hand in the ascending or descending direction along the keyboard to maintain the thumb in parallel position as the scale or arpeggio is executed.

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