Product Description by our Music Experts
A Dozen A Day Book Four is an intermediate piano exercise book with dozens of short, fun studies to warm up with before doing your piano practice.
Fun finger exercises
Warming up is a vital part of any piano practice, just like sports practice! This book is full of intermediate (grade 4 standard) warm up pieces to do before practising, all no more than 12 bars long and named after actions like ‘Water skiing’, ‘Basketball practice’, and ‘Pole vaulting’. Learning studies like this will develop flexible hands and strong fingers - 2 crucial ingredients to good piano playing. The music is marked with fingerings, dynamics, articulation, pedalling, and some performance directions.
Bite sized chunks
A Dozen A Day Book Four is split into 5 chapters of a dozen exercises labelled 1-12, which cover quaver octave jumps, changing clefs in both hands, new notations, more complex chords, and chromatic semiquavers. You can gradually work through each dozen, mastering 2 or 3 exercises before adding more, until you can play the whole dozen as a practising warm-up.
Progressive technique development
The chapters in the Lower Higher A Dozen a Day book get progressively harder, so you will improve technically as you work your way through the book - each chapter ends with a final piece called ‘Fit as a fiddle and ready to go’, concluding that chapter so you can start practising! A Dozen A Day Book Four encourages you to transpose the studies into different keys when you have finished the book, so you can continue doing a dozen a day before practising!