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Piano Scales Book

Post by robert.williams » 03 Aug 2009, 12:37

Hi ...

I am struggling to find a book that comprises all piano scales with the proper fingering and with more than 1 octave ...

I found books with the scales requested on certain piano exams, but not with ALL OF THEM together ...

Any ideas?

Thanks so much,

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Re: Piano Scales Book

Post by Gill the Piano » 03 Aug 2009, 18:08

I think the Associated Board Grade 8 book has the lot in. And so, presumably, would the Trinity/Guildhall G8 book.
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Re: Piano Scales Book

Post by williamhhay » 04 Aug 2009, 21:54

I think that what you might be looking for is The ABRSM Manual of Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios. Somewhat unconventionally they are presented altogether rather than seperated into Grades but I think this is probably what you are looking for. All fingerings are given.
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The ABRSM Manual of Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios


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Re: Piano Scales Book

Post by simplesimon » 08 Aug 2009, 20:40

In my copy of the ABRSM Manual it has it all, although they only show two octaves.
At Grade 5 the scales are played to three octaves, so I play them in triplets.
Is it still best practice to group the notes into groups of four, whether you are playing two or four octaves?
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