Content of Table

Chapter 1

Basic Procedures for Piano Practice

Selected Topics in Piano Practice

1. Tone, Rhythm and Staccato

2. Cycling (Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu)

3. Trills & Tremolos

4. Hand, Body Motions for Technique

5. Playing Fast: Scales, Arpeggios and Chromatic Scales (Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu, Beethoven's Moonlight, 3rd Movement)

6. Memorizing

7. Exercises

8. Outlining (Beethoven's Sonata #1)

9. Polishing a Piece - Eliminating Flubs

10. Cold Hands, Illness, Injury, Ear Damage

11. Sight Reading

12. Learning Relative Pitch and Perfect Pitch (Sight Singing)

13. Videotaping and Recording Your Own Playing

14. Preparing for Performances and Recitals

15. Origin and Control of Nervousness

16. Teaching

17. Uprights, Grands, & Electronics, Purchasing and Care

18. How to Start Learning Piano: Youngest Children to Old Adults

19. The “Ideal” Practice Routine (Bach’s Teachings and Invention #4)

20. Bach: the Greatest Composer and Teacher (15 Inventions and their parallel sets)

21. The Psychology of Piano

22. Summary of Method

Mathematical Theory of Piano Playing

Chapter 2

Tuning Your Piano

1. Introduction 2. Chromatic Scale and Temperament

3. Tuning Tools 4. Preparation 5. Getting Started

6. Tuning Procedures and Temperament

7. Making Minor Repairs (Voicing and Polishing the Capstans)

  • Hammer Voicing
  • Polishing the Capstans

Chapter 3

Scientific Method, Theory of Learning and the Brain

1. Introduction 2. The Scientific Approach 3. What is a scientific Method? 4. Theory of Learning 5. What Causes Dreams and Methods for Controlling Them

6. How to Use Your Subconscious Brain



ABBREVIATIONS & Frequently Used Phrases