Scales & Arpeggios: Preparatory Exercises

An Introduction to Playing Scales and Arpeggios. Selections from Aloys Schmitt’s Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16 and Charles-Louis Hanon’s The Virtuoso Pianist, Book 1

ISBN: 978-1-7923-7300-8
By: Gerou, Tom


Used with Etude Edition Series: Hanon & Schmitt: Preparation for Virtuosity, this edition systematically introduces introductory scale and arpeggio exercises by Hanon and Schmitt. For maximum success, scales and arpeggios are first presented blocked, then in 2-octave examples. Preliminary exercises for crossing the finger/thumb, scales, and arpeggios(Selections from) Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16 by Aloys Schmitt (Selections from) The Virtuoso Pianist, Book 2 (selections) by Charles-Louis Hanon. Blocked major and minor scales and arpeggios in all keys Introduction to the chromatic scale. Exercises are notated to appear easier and are shortened for accessibility.


Tom Gerou

Tom Gerou is the author of over 160 active publications. His pieces are included in the Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus, Trinity College London Syllabus, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Bulletin. He holds degrees from the University of Southern California and Yale University and has been awarded two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for best original theatrical music, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, two Rena Greenwald Awards, commissions from the Music Teachers National Association, numerous Music Publishers Association Paul Revere Awards, and the Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize. He has presented throughout Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States.