Last Thursday, we announced the upcoming release of our newest piano student workbook, Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Technical Exercises For Note Reading Success, Book 2.
We are excited to let you know that it is now available here on Amazon.
If you want to learn all about our second technical exercise book and how it is wonderfully different from almost every other technical exercise book published in the last 200 years, keep reading today’s post.
Improving Note Reading With Technical Exercises
Technical exercises for piano are nothing new. Students have been playing technical exercises even before Hanon made them famous.
But the approach we’ve taken in our technical exercise books is both new AND absolutely necessary.
You’re probably wondering if it is even possible to bring something new to technical exercises.
Well, it’s not only possible but for young piano players, it should have been done years and years ago!
Traditional technical exercise books do two things very well: they improve finger strength and coordination.
But they ignore note reading. And this is a HUGE, missed opportunity.
When a student sits down to play from a traditional, technical exercise book, more often than not, they are simply playing from memory. They glance at the structure of the exercises and then their fingers take off.
We think a technical exercise book can do more than that.
And that’s what makes our series, Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Technical Exercises For Note Reading Success stand out from all the rest.
The technical exercises in our books have been carefully composed to not only focus on finger strength and coordination but also to improve note reading…
Which, as we all know, is the biggest piano student problem, hands down!
Today we just released the second book in our technical exercise series. Designed for kids working in a level 1 method book, Book 2 has exercises that review Book 1 and then focus on reading notes in Treble C Position and G Position, and playing intervals, accidentals, and eighth notes.
You can click here or on the book cover below to get Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Technical Exercises For Note Reading Success, Book 2 today.
What Is In Our Second Technical Exercise Book?
Andrea And Trevor Dow’s Technical Exercises For Note Reading Success, Book 2 contains 280 technical exercises (119 pages!) for level 1 piano students that cover the following:
- Note reading in C position (review)
- Note reading in treble C position
- Note reading in G position
- Intervals of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th
- Eighth notes
Not only are there hundreds of technical exercises but we’ve also included sight-reading and rhythm practice too! This is, quite simply, the book that every level 1 piano student needs for frustration-free, effective, daily home practice.
Click here or on the cover below to buy it today.