The Golden Fingers Technique is a manual for pianists to improve passagework and piano technique at professional level.
This manual gives attention to the core of Piano Technique: the organisation and discipline of basic Passagework. This work is crucial to improve most other aspects of Technique and Touch. 

 The Golden Fingers Technique is a text/workbook and provides you with 146 exercises. The goal is to improve your technique and playing capacities, so that you can perform passagework fast, with ease and control over the finest dynamics . Mastering control over dynamics in passagework is a crucial aspect for developing fine touch. 
The Golden Fingers Technique is combining and integrating German, French and Russian Piano Techniques and Methods in a natural way.
 “As a rule piano students do not think deeply enough. They skim over the  really difficult things and no amount of persuasion will make them  believe some very simple things difficult. Take the scale of C Major,  for instance. This scale is by far the most difficult of all. To play it  with true legato, at any desired degree of force or speed, in any  desired rhythm and with any desired touch is one of the most difficult  achievements in all music. Yet the young pupil will literally turn up  his nose at the scale of C Major and at the same time claim that he is  perfectly competent to play a Beethoven Sonata.”
 Vladimir de Pachmann
Praise for The Golden Fingers Technique
'… An important contribution to professional piano technique…'
 Prof. Ben Smits, pupil of Clara Haskil and C. Berkhout
'…Well elaborated, clear, easily understandable...'
  Jan Wijn (Conservatory of Amsterdam) pupil of Alicia de Larrocha and C. Berkhout
‘… Very intelligently executed and contains many interesting ideas...’
Prof. Bennett Lerner  , pupil of Claudio Arrau
'…Surprising results... '
Frederik Martens, Concert pianist
'…Splendid, synoptic layout…' ‘….A Gradus ad Parnassum in passagework…’
Stijn Saveniers, conductor, cellist and pianist
‘…A jewel…’
‘…An eye-opener that makes you reconsider the way you play the piano...’
‘…Opens new dimensions… ’
  Alejandro Serena Llinares   (Spain),
Prof. History of Piano   Methods Conservatory of Music Maastricht
'Fellow pianist,
The 'Golden Fingers Technique’ is suitable for pre-conservatoire and conservatoire students whose technique has yet to acquire solid foundations, for professional pianists who feel the need to integrate their advanced technical skills into a natural whole and for piano teachers. Ultimately the book is for anyone who appreciates the long-term advantages to be derived from establishing a sound piano technique.
I hope that you will be able to embark on an absorbing voyage and that along the way you will make many discoveries which will give you much pleasure and enable you to play with greater ease.
I wish you every success!'

Concertgebouw A'dam 10-08
 Recording studio december 2010
The art of Passagework
The book contains 180 pages with 146 exercises
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