52. Do Major Through Continuous Movement
This exercise is perfectly symmetrical. It teaches to place the first finger (thumb) after the middle and fourth fingers for a continuous playing of scales. The scale is played through continuous movement, one hand at a time, from the Do of the first octave to the very end of the keyboard.
First, we learn the magical formula: 123-1234-123-1234-123 etc.
When each hand can do this, we place both of thumbs onto the Do of the first octave and play the scale to the very end. This exercise powerfully affects a ‘weak’ sense of the keys, and the technique necessary to move in opposite directions. It helps to understand the organization of the white keys and their sounds when played in order.