Grouping Fingers and Keys: A Visual Approach to Fingering Scales and Arpeggios

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Groups of two and three black keys against contrasting white keys give the keyboard unique distinction among all other musical instruments.  It is against this visual backdrop that the innovative tutorial, Grouping Fingers and Keys has been developed for the beginning pianist.  This one-of-a-kind visual approach to fingering scales and arpeggios is the student’s best solution!   


With no previous musical background, beginners experience immediate success using a visual approach rather than the staff approach to scale study.  Each major and minor scale with its correct fingering is graphically illustrated directly on the keyboard thus removing the student’s guesswork.  Groups of fingers correlate with groups of keys giving the student a clearly defined display of each scale and arpeggio on the keys.  This simplified, visual approach solidifies learning and memorization and improves hand-eye coordination.  The student is ensured correct independent practice, a positive advantage for both student and teacher.  Easy-to-understand supporting text, written in layman’s language, affords the student complete grasp of scale structure, key signatures and relative keys.  This student-friendly tutorial is replete with abundance of large graphics.  Yet the most fascinating concept unique only to this groundbreaking scale and arpeggio study is hidden in the color coded title, Grouping Fingers and Keys.   Open the book, open the code, open the mind!

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Rosalie Gregory brings over 28 years of hands-on piano teaching experience to this publication, Grouping Fingers and Keys - A Visual Approach to Fingering Scales and Arpeggios. Her unique insight and solutions in this particular area of scale structure and scale playing have evolved from her diagnostic approach in all aspects of her teaching and performing career.


Ms. Gregory has earned a Fellowship Diploma from the Trinity College of Music in London, England. Her musical training also includes two years of studies in Keyboard Harmony at The Juilliard School's Extension Division, New York City. Ms. Gregory has also earned both Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida, where she studied under renowned pianist, Ivan Davis, the University’s Artist-in-Residence. 


Rosalie Gregory was a frequent performer on radio and television in her native country of Jamaica before moving to the United States. She has since served as an adjunct piano instructor on the Music Faculty of Broward College in South Florida since 1980, as well as at Palm Beach Community College for a number of years in the same capacity. She maintains a private piano studio in Coral Springs, Florida where she currently resides.

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ISBN 10:  0558496199 ISBN 13:  9780558496197
Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions, 2009