The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences: Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales – Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals

The Complete Book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences: Includes All the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) & Chromatic Scales – Plus Additional Instructions on Music Fundamentals

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Scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. Includes an in-depth 12 page explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences plus a clear explanation of scale degrees and a two-page guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios. In addition, several “enrichment options” are provided with exercises such as harmonizing scales, accelerating scales expanding

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  1. 115 of 119 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Must have for any budding pianist, August 28, 2008
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    Dat Hong (Phila, PA) –
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    Alfred’s Books have always been some of the best learning materials available. This book is no different. The book has all the scales every student should master as well as some informative information regarding music fundamentals. The book is of high quality with bright big text and is very easy on the eyes. They used quality paper and ink for this book. The paper stock is thick and sturdy so it can stand up to some abuse. The one thing I wish was included was a spiral binding. Once you get into these types of books, it becomes difficult to lay flat on the piano desk without the pages closing. Minor gripe, you can take it to Fedex office to get it binded for around $6 if it becomes too bothersome to you.

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  2. 48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent Scales Book!, June 21, 2011
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    M. Jenson “Bookaholic” (Ogden, UT, USA) –
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    The Alfred Complete Book Of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences is an extraordinarily well put together format. They spend the first dozen or so pages explaining the theory behind how scales and chords are put together. They do indicate that they are best learned by practice, but the theory at the beginning of the book is an excellent resource.
    They formatted the scales extraordinarily well. Starting around page 16 you start the key of C Major, with every major and minor scale following that as well as two pages of Chromatic scales at the end, a page on harmonizing the scales, a page with blocked scales and accelerating scales followed by Expanding scales, and scales in double thirds, double sixths and octaves. After that they have Scales in the Grand Form, followed by broken triads, triad chains and cadences. The back of the book finally has a scale fingering chart.
    Back to the format of the regular scales though. I’ll illustrate what they do with C Major, which they do for the rest of the scales. All of C Major is listed on the two pages you have open when you turn there. First there are parallel motion in octaves, followed by contrary motion starting on the same note, parallel motion in thirds or tenths, parallel motion in sixths. On the following page (which you’re already opened to) they have the C Major Triads: Root Position along with the primary chords, the C Major Cadences, C Major Arpeggios, and Dominant Seventh Arpeggios. This is an excellent resource for any student pursuing understanding in piano.
    I have been playing piano for several years and never have grasped such a great understanding of the instrument until purchasing this book. I find that songs come so much more easily now just as long as I practice the scales before playing. The brain is a wonderful thing, but you do need to give it some fundamentals to work with, and this book of scales are the answer.
    Well worth the cost, I would’ve been willing to pay more for this book than the $9 I payed for it. Highly recommended.

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  3. 62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
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    Great Book, February 8, 2009
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    I am a beginner and bought this to supplement my music lesons. I am finding it wonderful and have been playing from it for a couple weeks now. It has suggessted findering for the scales. Each scale has the basic two octives followed by contrary motions and then two variations. Each is pretty humbling – I think I have it down until I try the 6ths or such and find I have to learn it again. Second page has the cords and arpeggios. The written background information is interesting and useful explanation of why some of the scales developed as they did. My teacher is also impressed by it. Well worth the price.

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