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Reviewed On: 10/27/2017
I just got this today, so this is a first-impression review. If I have additional insights after using the book, I will add to my review. This looks like it will be a useful book, filling in things that are left out of some other books, such as scales in 4ths (which Leopold Auer, Heifetz' teacher mentioned as being important), 5ths, whole tone scales, scales based on harmonics of a 3rd and a 5th, as well as the more typical 4th, to name a few. It is a thin book (compared to Flesch, for example), but there is a lot packed into its 62 pages. I had looked at the preview of the table of contents page, and there is a glaring discrepancy in it, that wasn't obvious until I had the book in hand. The book is organized into 12 units, one for each note in the chromatic scale, and for each unit there are 14 sections. The first section is listed in the table of contents as "Two octave, single note scales and arpeggios", the second as "Four octave, single note scales and arpeggios" In reality, the first section consists of THREE octave, single note scales and arpeggios. When I was considering buying this book, I was surprised that it would go from two octave scales to four octave scales, since most people who would be using this book would normally be practicing three and four octave single note scales, rather than two and four octave scales. It is actually amazing that no proofreader caught this discrepancy between what is in the table of contents and the actual content of the book. I mention it because it was something that I was taking into consideration when buying the book, and it may be significant to some other prospective buyer.
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Reviewed On: 01/07/2017
An awesome scale book got one for my teacher Ann Fontanella she was taught by Erick Friedman one of her teachers. I have one also!
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