Palette of Touches–Intermediate offers a way for developing pianists to gain an aural awareness of tonal colors available on the piano and the technical tools needed to produce them in performance. The book introduces a variety of legato, staccato, and chordal touches through the following:
Detailed descriptions, photographs, and online video clip demonstrations
Recommended touch symbols to apply to printed exercises and scores
Exercises specifically written to match each touch
Excerpts from traditional piano literature for quick application
Selected pieces of classic repertoire that feature each touch
Teachers and students learn to define interpretive decisions in music being studied using a descriptive, clear-cut "touch vocabulary," assigning a level of weight into the key (key depth) to define dynamics, and through exercises and repertoire that allow students to physically fine-tune the sound and feel of these touches. The results can be remarkable. Student performances suddenly gain life and vitality!