Fives for piano comprises music for beginners – miniature pieces for
five successive notes of a particular scale. However, those notes can
be written in different octaves, with the following aims in mind:
• to teach the quick recognition of how notes are written on
• to teach how to move around the keyboard and to recognise
the sounds of the instrument’s registers,
• to make the music more interesting.
There are always five notes, one for each finger, so the fingerings
are not numbered and we do not introduce any techniques for crossing
fingers. We assign particular fingers to specific notes – with the help of
an insert included with the edition – and we play.
Thanks to the systematic use of all five fingers, we can develop all
the fingers evenly and at the same time, which is particularly important
with regard to the fourth and fifth fingers.
These works may touch on five-finger exercises to a limited extent,
but not entirely, as in that method there are different notes in the
right and left hands, while here they are the same for both hands.
In my works, we learn different keys and modal scales. Each work is
preceded by information about the key or scale employed and about
the notes that are used. I have also taken care over articulation and
dynamics. The budding pianists might try playing some of the works
I hope you enjoy working with Fives!
translated by John Comber
Children Series: Cat
- ISMN 979-0-2740-3657-7
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 36+16
- Cover: softcover
- No. of edition: 1
- Published: 2022