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Four Concise Exercises

Exercise No 1
This exercise should be played with each pair of adjacent fingers, except 1&2. Richard Beauchamp
It should be practised separate hands only.

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1

& 8 b n # # b # # n #
4 5 4 5 4 5 # 4 5 4 5 4 5
Piano

? 128 b 4 5 4 # n # 4 # 5 4 b # # n #
5 4 5 5 4 5

& # b b # # b .
.
? # b b # # b

5
5 5
& 4
4 b 5 4 # # b b #

?
4 5

4
5 b 4 5 # # b b #

& b b b # # #
# n n n .
? b b b # # # # n n n .

The interval used need not be a perfect 4th. Choose an interval which comfortably stretches each pair of fingers -
it might well be different for each pair.

Copyright: Richard Beauchamp: 2002


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Exercise No 2
To be practised hands separately

4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
1 etc.

&4

? 44 4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
etc.

&

2 2 2 2 etc.
3 3 3 3
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
5

&

? 4
4

4

4

4

4

4

4 43 4 3 4 3 4 3


etc

..and so on, up to thetrill with 4&5


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&

?
..and so on, up to the trill with 2&1

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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4
&

? 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2

Copyright: Richard Beauchamp: 2002


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5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4
&
..and so on, all the way down again

?
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2

Exercise No 3
Separate hands only. This exercise should be played with a rotary movement of the forearm.
Also to be played with 1&3 and 1&4 Pronate to play the thumb and supinate to play the finger.

1 2 1 2 1 2 2
1 2 1
2 1 2
2
1
& 2 1 2 1 2
1
1
1 2
1 2 1 1 2 1

1 2 1
1 2 1
2 1
1
2 1 2
? 2

1
1
1 2 2
2 1 2 2 1 2
1 2 1
1 2

Exercise No 4
Separate hands only.
Also to be played with all other pairs of adjacent fingers.
1

b # n b # n
4 5 # 4 # 5
& b # n 5 # # 5 n b # n # #
5 5 4 4
4 4 etc.

# n b # n
5 4 # 5 # 4
b
? 5 b # 5 n 5 # 5 # n b # n # #
4 4 4 4 etc.

5 4 b 5 b 4 5 4 n 5 # 4 b n b
3

& b #b n #b n bb n

5 4 5 #
4 4
b b 5 n # 5 b n b
4 5 4 5 4 4

? b # b n # b n b 4 5 4 5
b n#
5

Copyright: Richard Beauchamp: 2002