Schradieck #1 checklist?
Does anyone have a copy or know where to find the checklist of all finger patterns/keys/strings for playing Schradieck #1? I know I had one years ago but I cannot find it. My son plays this daily but he is rather haphazard about choosing the string/key/pattern and it would help to have the systematic list. Thank you!
The normal pattern is just the one printed on the page. It's basically a finger dexterity, strength, and precision exercise. There's no need for varying it, really; that's not the point.
Obviously everyone has their one methods when it comes to this stuff, but for me the most important patterns are
Read the top of the page from No. 1 carefully. It's not just about putting your fingers down. It's about lifting them off too. I wish I had learned the importance of that much earlier in life.
My son has done this book over the past four years (he's gone through the whole book) and has been doing #1 daily for about the past year as a strengthening exercise. After doing it the written way for six months (with lots of care about position, evenness, lifting, etc. from his teacher) he moved on to varying it. He's continuing to do it daily because he's starting to go through puberty and growing very rapidly and it helps ground his ever-growing LH position.
I forgot two:
Wow, Susan, the rest of that book is not so easy. Gets harder fast.