Scale playing on the piano trains your fingers to dance across the keys. I did this book a few years ago to give beginners the ability to jump in immediately and start playing scales.
If a student is only able to play 2-3 “easy to read” scales and gets confused by flats and sharps in more advanced keys, he or she is not getting the full benefit of this aspect of practice.
Because every note on the piano has its own major and minor scale, it is only when the student is able to play scales on every key that they get the best results.
I designed these charts to teach you how to play all of the major scales and all of the harmonic minor scales instantly without reading music.
For those who are not familiar with what the numbers refer to, one is your thumb, two is your index finger, three your middle finger, four your ring finger and five your pinky finger.
My Cheat Sheets give you the traditional fingering which you would find in most any method book or Hanon. It’s a great way to simplify your piano practice!
This is the 2nd edition with bonus content about scales, chords and music theory.
My book can be bought on Amazon in printed form or on Sellfy in digital (.pdf) form so you can print it yourself. Many people enjoy the savings and immediate delivery with the .pdf version and will print a page or two at a time until they get the fingerings memorized.
Book has sold worldwide!
Post written by Ed Hastie, Piano tuner, mover, reseller and instructor in Louisville, Ky.