Many practise suggestions were presented by pedagogues regarding the scale studies, which is one of the most frequently used technical works on piano, and it was handled in different forms in exercise and etude books. As a result of the active use of the thumb with the 18th century, the decisive role especially in the performance of the series brought along the necessity of preparation for these studies. When the literature is examined, in line with the problem situation determined by the absence of a study examining the preparatory exercises for the scale studies, in this study, it was aimed to examine the preparatory exercises for the scale studies in the piano exercise books for technical studies. The research is thought to be important as a source of information for piano educators and student in terms of presenting exercises examples and books on preparation for scale work. This research, which uses descriptive research methods and techniques, is a qualitative study and an example of a case study from qualitative research patterns. The study group of the research consists of exercise books written for technical studies on the piano. Exercise books, which did not include preparatory exercises for scale studies, were excluded from the scope of the research and the remaining books formed the study group of the research. In the collection of the data obtained within the scope of the research, the literature was scanned through document analysis, exercise books and scientific publications were reached. Data obtained from the sources reached analyzed by descriptive analysis method, explanations were made by giving examples from the preparatory exercises for scale studies and in line with the results obtained. In line with the results obtained, study suggestions on how to do these studies are presented.
Piano, Piano Education, Scale, Exercise, Preparatory Exercises