This time you notice a trail you have never taken. You wonder where it leads, and you explore it. After a while, you break out of the brush and discover a beautiful valley you never even knew about. New trees and vegetation, critters you didn't see on your other hikes. Creeks, rocks, and in the distance, mountains that must be riddled with caves. How deep are they? Where do they go? Your well trod vacation refuge acquires a fresh dimension, and you are surprised to experience wonder again.
This is the gift author Tonino Miano has given you, the pianist, in his rich and expansive Non-Tonal Technical Studies.
Miano's Studies map a vast terrain of uncharted keyboard territory. The composers of the 20th century forged these trails. Miano's Studies now catalog them systematically across two volumes. This is Hanon and Coker for the 21st century. The exercises drill non-tonal structures in myriad permutations of seemingly endless fascination. The piano keyboard looks now both familiar and wondrously new. Miano's Studies are much more than finger drills. They excite your mind and stimulate your vision of what it means to master the piano keyboard.
The relevance and scale of Tonino Miano's Non-Tonal Technical Studies assure a place for it on the music racks of you and your students, on the shelf of the piano reference library, and in the history of piano pedagogy.
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