By Katherine Fisher and Dr Julie Knerr
Technique Book 2 is designed to accompany Repertoire Book 2, but it may be used with any method as a technical supplement. It contains three categories of exercises: Pentascales, Triads, and Special Exercises.
The white key major patterns are introduced early in the book and progress to the white key minor patterns. The black key major and minor patterns are presented in Unit 6. Students play with varying rhythms and articulations.
Triad variations are presented in the same keys as the pentascales.
Special Exercises are designed to enhance fluency, keyboard orientation, and choreography of technical motions.