I am practicing the piano as a self-taught person (although I studied guitar at the Conservatory). I have great artistic admiration for David, also for his amazing technique. The book starts the activity from scratch, well planned and detailed. The advice is clear and relevant and David gets the best motivation: the desire to have discipline. I've only been working for a month, but I'm being rigorous, studying every day. I enjoy studying scales and other techniques. The Ultimate Piano Workout is a success, even for those of us who are 61 years old.
The book starts with great explanations, why these workarounds are the ones and important to get fluent over. There is great advice as well how to do so efficiently. Chords are nothing new, compare to the musical theory in general, yet this book is very well focused on bringing them to life. Allow to enjoy playing the plain the cords as much as it is possible to enjoy a musical piece. Even when starting the workarounds for a short time being, my fingers just find themself on and above the piano. There are harder to master workaround as well towards the end, just in case it gets too easy. This relationship with my fingers is a new feeling compare to earlier methods where I always looked where to strike next, even after I completely learned a piece. Therefore I have far more time, during I play. It feels like after the workouts, the musical pieces just fit easily into the place which the workout made familiar already. Finally I am able to focus on the expression part even more.
This tutorial has the correct title. It is the Ultimate Piano Wortkout! You will benefit a lot from it!
I never had formal scale training when I was learning piano and this book has them all. There is a recommend specific progression and I have no reason to doubt its effectiveness. It will take me years to make it all the way through it - but I can see/feel improvements since I've been at it for the past 6 months or so. I doubt I will ever be as fleet of the finger as Daivd, but even at 50+, I'm seeing improvements!
The Ultimate Piano Workout