Scales, Arpeggios and Improving Your Chord Technique (Combined ticket)

To celebrate the launch of her new course on Teaching Healthy Expressive Technique, Penelope Roskell will be giving two workshops for pianists and teachers on the 6th November 2021 how to improve fluency, sound quality, evenness, suppleness and strength when playing scales, arpeggios and chords.

Workshop 1: Playing scales & Arpeggios Evenly, Fluently and Expressively

Would you like to learn how to be able to play scales and arpeggios evenly, fluently and with a beautiful tone? Using exercises from her new course on Teaching Healthy Expressive Technique and from her book The Art of Piano Fingering, Penelope Roskell will discuss her revolutionary approach to fingering and demonstrate new techniques for evenness, fluency and speed. She will also discuss how to play scales and arpeggios expressively within pieces of music.

Topics covered in this online workshop include:

  • How to practise scales and arpeggios effectively
  • New fingerings which produce evenly flowing scales and arpeggios
  • Penelope’s renowned "Skipping rope" technique for passing the thumb under
  • Playing hands together
  • Playing faster scales
  • Playing scales musically

Workshop 2: Improving Your Chord Technique

Do you get tired and tense playing chords? Or do your chords sound weak or harsh? Using exercises from her new course on Teaching Healthy Expressive Technique and from her book The Complete Pianist, Penelope Roskell demonstrates different types of chord technique as well as showing how these can be put into practice in a range of different pieces.

Topics covered in this online workshop include:

  • Using arm weight to produce cantabile chords
  • Using natural movements to make staccato chords feel effortless
  • Throwing the hand to play vibrant, rhythmic chords
  • Upward chords for vitality and strength

Both of these workshops will be suitable for pianists of all levels and will also be of benefit to piano teachers. The session will be recorded and all participants will receive a link to download the video, worksheets and the accompanying presentation. Therefore, if you are unable to attend on the day, you will still be able to watch the video at your convenience thereafter.

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Workshop sessions & dates

Playing Scales & Arpeggios Evenly, Fluently and Expressively (06 Nov 2021 @ 13:30 UTC)

Improving Your Chord Technique (06 Nov 2021 @ 15:30 UTC)


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Playing Scales & Arpeggios Evenly, Fluently and Expressively

06 Nov 2021 @ 13:30 UTC

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Improving Your Chord Technique

06 Nov 2021 @ 15:30 UTC

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