Fundamentals of Piano Practice:
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This book teaches the most efficient methods known for learning piano and includes a section that explains the Chromatic Scale and a section that teaches Piano Tuning. This is the only "Fundamentals of Piano Practice" site that is always up to date. Download:

  1. Complete book in PDF format, 266 pages; I do not plan to upload any other formats,

  2. Thumb-over/Thumb-under videos in .mp4 and .wmv formats (one of these should work in your computer; if not, it is also on Utube), and

  3. Palm stretch photo of section III.7.e, P. 137.

  4. Addendum (PDF) to the book (important new research results, corrections, changes).

  5. For reader reviews, see Testimonials (very informative; comments from professors, established teachers and students of all ages).

  6. Sheet music for the compositions discussed in the book, contributed by David Baptista.

  7. For a larger library of free sheet music, go to IMSLP; you may find better editions there, especially for Bach. For hard-to-find sheet music, try Plainfield Music Store in Plainfield, NJ.

  8. You can purchase

    this book as a paperback ($25.25), or as ebooks at Amazon Kindle, or the Apple iBookstore, or Nook (Barnes & Noble), $8.00; also,

    other recommended books, videos, & sheetmusic; note on Amazon:

    If you have Amazon Prime, you can invite 4 people who do not have Amazon Prime, and they will get Amazon Prime for free (free 2-day shipping!).

  9. For translators, instructions for teachers and students, and 55% discounts for teachers, go to General Information.

  10. Here is a good list of Piano Teachers; however, I have not been able to compile a list of teachers using the methods of this book.

  11. Link to French School of Music, where Mlle Yvonne Combe taught, FaceBook page.

  12. Recordings of performances by Combe's students, starting with an incredible performance by Mayo Tsuzuki of Saint Saens' second piano concerto.

  13. Compositions of our daughters:

This book is being translated into the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), 中文 and Chinese (Traditional), 中文, Dutch, Nederlands, French, Français, German, Deutsch, Hungarian, Magyar (incomplete), Italian, italiano, Japanese, 日本語, Korean, 한국어 (incomplete), Polish, Polski, and Spanish, español (complete book).

Please email me with any comments, suggestions, questions, etc., or write to:
C. C. Chang, 16212 Turnbury Oak Dr., Odessa, FL 33556, USA.

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