Piano Methods (General)

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Anna Priscilla Risher

Postby Phillip210 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:28 pm

It may seem dull at first sight, but this little book of finger excercises is really useful, and promotes stretching between the inner fingers without breaking them. I use it myself a great deal. It is by Anna Priscilla Risher (1875-1946) and is unusual for being written solely for the white notes (there is no instruction to transpose), and maybe that's all one needs to fulfil this particular technical aim. Here is more about Risher: http://www.parlorsongs.com/bios/aprisher/aprisher.php

And you can download the studies from here: https://eu.storagemadeeasy.com/files/f562ccd59dc614db20eb750fb56517f1.pdf. I will put them on IMSLP, but they will only be available on the EU server, I guess.
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Re: Piano Methods (General)

Postby soh choon wee » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:56 am

I watched this youtube.


Dr. James I. McKeever is the editor of "Fundamentals of Piano Technique" by Leon and Olga Conus, last published in 1984.

I am curious anyone has access of this book, and the newer edition that he is working on.....

(i could not find the book in South East Asia, China or Japan) I wish there is a sample excerpts since the editor is still alive.....
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Re: Piano Methods (General)

Postby Jim Faston » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:18 am

Book 2 of the 1953 edition is on archive.org.

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