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In April 2017 Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle performed by Baritone Martin Cooke and the composer, was aired in two half-hour programs on Sydney radio station FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM. The DVD of these songs is now available. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

September 2017: Margaret travels to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Choir at 7.30pm on the 14th of September in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir will be recording the cycle for PARMA recordings. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.

 

PICTORIAL PATTERNS
for Keyboard Scales and Chords

Designed as a companion scale book for all levels of the Contemporary Piano Method.

Pictorial Patterns is a unique book which allows pianists to learn scales by understanding keyboard geography rather than relying on notation.

Through being able to view hand shapes on the keyboard patterns the fingering for scales is simplified and mirror fingerings can be seen. Equally useful for students of classical or modern piano, and for improvisors, it shows both similar and contrary motion patterns and all major and minor chord shapes.

In three sections:

  • 1) Early Level - all Major scales in similar and contrary motion. Major Chord shapes
  • 2) Intermediate to Advanced - All major and minor scale patterns and their derived modes, and minor chord shapes. Harmonic minor scales in contrary motion.
  • 3) A Unique Scale and Chord Practice Planner including four note chords, chord resolutions plus connected scales and chords.


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"I've just been introduced to Margaret Brandman's 'Pictorial Patterns' book for scales and chords and am absolutely loving it! She lays out all the scale patterns in such beautifully clear and concise ways.... even after all my years of teaching and thinking I knew it all, she's shown me connections I hadn't realised... Highly recommended!!" Jo Kotchie Teacher and Composer Perth. Western Australia.

 

Order No: MMP 8019

 

Read Margaret's article 'Funtastic Scales and Chords!'