Strong fingers are an important requirement for all pianists–amateur and professional alike. Schaum Fingerpower® exercises are designed to strengthen all five fingers of both hands. Equal hand development is assured by the performance of the same patterns in each hand, either in parallel motion or with alternating hands. The exercises are purposely short and easily memorized. This enables the student to focus their efforts on the technical benefits, attentive listening and to playing with a steady beat. The exercises become progressivley more difficult as the student moves thorugh the book. This makes them an ideal companion to a method book at the same level.