I assembled an extensive collection of arpeggio exercises that I wish to share with my students. Click on the photo below to visit the page (you will need to log in).
Here is a brief summary of the exercises that you will find:
- Enrico Elisi’s exercise on balancing the hand’s bridge with diminished 7th arpeggios.
- Enrico Elisi’s mobility/coordination exercise with arpeggios for separate hands with balanced movements across the keys.
- Евгений Михайлович Тимакин (Yevgeny Mikhailovich Timakin) was a well-known 20th-century Russian piano teacher. His arpeggio exercise was pedagogically inspiring, so I extended his basic idea and created a number of additional permutations in transposition as well. The aim is to provide as many combinations as possible, particularly useful for the side extension of the fingers. Click here to see the whole exercise. Timakin began teaching, first at the Music Pedagogical School and from 1952 to 1999 at the Central Music School in Moscow. In addition, he conducted seminars for teachers in the Soviet Union and in Eastern European countries and from 1975 to 1979 he was dean of the piano faculty of the Music Academy in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. Timakin’s students include the winners of international piano competitions Valeri Kamishow, Mikhail Pletnev, Ivo Pogorelich, Vladimir Feltsman, Ekaterina Nowizkaja, Aleksander Strukow, Olga Kern and Alexander Mogilevski.