for Keyboard Scales and Chords

Designed as a companion scale book for all levels of the Contemporary Piano Method.

Pictorial Patterns is a unique book which allows pianists to learn scales by understanding keyboard geography rather than relying on notation.

Through being able to view hand shapes on the keyboard patterns the fingering for scales is simplified and mirror fingerings can be seen. Equally useful for students of classical or modern piano, and for improvisors, it shows both similar and contrary motion patterns and all major and minor chord shapes.

In three sections:

  • 1) Early Level - all Major scales in similar and contrary motion. Major Chord shapes
  • 2) Intermediate to Advanced - All major and minor scale patterns and their derived modes, and minor chord shapes. Harmonic minor scales in contrary motion.
  • 3) A Unique Scale and Chord Practice Planner including four note chords, chord resolutions plus connected scales and chords.

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"I've just been introduced to Margaret Brandman's 'Pictorial Patterns' book for scales and chords and am absolutely loving it! She lays out all the scale patterns in such beautifully clear and concise ways.... even after all my years of teaching and thinking I knew it all, she's shown me connections I hadn't realised... Highly recommended!!" Jo Kotchie Teacher and Composer Perth. Western Australia.


Order No: MMP 8019


Read Margaret's article 'Funtastic Scales and Chords!'