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Essential Piano Exercises
Every Piano Player Should Know

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Essential Piano Exercises Series by Jerald Simon (published by Music Motivation -

Level: Music Theory resource book. Early Intermediate to Advanced level.

Page Count: 289 pages

Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Music Mentor Jerald Simon, is one of the books from the Music Motivation® Series (The Essential Piano Exercises Series).

What are essential piano exercises and why should we learn them? Are you a piano teacher? A piano student? A parent or guardian of a piano student? Are you the next great arranger, composer, or musical mega star? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you need to know the essential piano exercises that will take your piano playing ability to the next level. Piano students need to learn the fundamental basics of playing the piano.

There are many music books out there that teach scales, modes, and chords. This book introduces piano students to intervals, pentacles, tetrachords, scales (major and minor), chords (triads, SUS chords {sus 4 and sus 2}, augmented {aug.}, diminished {dim.}, 6th, minor 6th, major 7th, minor major 7th, dominant 7th, minor 7th, minor 7th (flat 5), minor 7th (sharp 5), diminished 7th), chord progressions, and fun, cool piano exercises in all key signatures and inversions. This book follows the Music Motivation Mentorship Map created by Jerald Simon (founder of Music Motivation -, who is the creator of the COOL SONGS Series ( The Music Motivation Mentorship Map is a guide and piano music blue print to guide piano students from beginning level - advanced levels (apprentice for 1st and 2nd year students), maestro (for 2nd - 4th year students), and virtuoso for 4th year and above students). This Music Motivation Mentorship Map lists the recommended repertoire from Jerald's COOL SONGS Series (a series of 5 books featuring FUN and Cool Sounding piano pieces from primer level to late intermediate level). The guide also lists recommended music terminology students should learn, key signatures, music notation, rhythms, intervals, scales, chords, arpeggios, inversions, technique, sight reading, ear training, music history, improvisation, and composition ideas.

Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know presents essential piano exercises starting in pentascale position using C D E F and G and continuing on with all major pentascales, all minor pentascales, all diminished pentascales, and introduces exercises in every key signature following the circle of fifths. All of the exercises featuring the chords demonstrate the chords in every key signature - blocked and broken in root position, first inversion, second inversion, and third inversion (when playing four note chords) moving up in half steps through every key signature. After presenting the traditional and essential piano exercises, Jerald presents a section featuring FUN and COOL exercises you won't find anywhere else. Jerald also explains why it is important to learn intervals, scales, and chords and then demonstrates what you can do once you have learned the theory. Jerald often describes this as the practical application of music theory. He often refers to this as "Putting FUN back into Piano FUNdamentals" (emphasis on the word FUN). Take your piano playing to a whole new level with these exercises in every key signature. Piano teachers are thrilled with the amount of exercises presented in this book.

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Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know

Buy the PDF book for $9.95 (single use license). You can add on the Essential Piano Exercises complete PDF Series, and COOL SONGS Series as well when you check out. This is a single use license. If you are a piano teacher and would like to buy the lifetime studio license for all of Jerald's music books, visit

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Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon (Single Use License PDF download)
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Jerald presents the exercises in book format and also includes video format with a side and top view to demonstrate the hand position, fingering, and technique needed to play the scales and chords correctly – in all keys and in all inversions. He also explains what to do with the knowledge they have acquired and how to take their piano playing to the next level. Learning the theory is good – knowing what to do with the theory is the practical application where Jerald demonstrates how to use music theory to arrange, improvise, compose, and create music of your own.

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Add on lifetime access to the Essential Piano Exercises PDF Series for a one time payment of $19.95.
Essential Piano Exercises Series (PDF download) (Essential Piano Exercises Series (single use license))Buy the Essential Piano Exercises Series as a PDF download which includes four books: 100 Left Hand Patterns Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon Essential Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon Essential Jazz Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon Essential New Age Piano Exercises Every Piano Player Should Know by Jerald Simon
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COOL SONGS Series Course (single use license) (COOL SONGS Series)Purchase the entire COOL SONGS Series Course single use license (Over 4 years worth of piano lessons – 163 COOL SONGS complete with video lessons and accompaniment MP3 minus tracks) for a one time payment of $49.95 – You’ll have lifetime access to all of the COOL SONGS in the series (piano teachers will also be able to upgrade their single use license to a lifetime piano teacher studio license if they’d like to when checking out – keep scrolling down below to learn more).

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