“These two books are a welcome addition to the jazz educational library, they pick up where the Slonimsky book leaves off!!! Hundreds and hundreds of interesting and very challenging exercises covering a multitude of harmonic and intervallic non tonal and pan tonal  structures. An excellent source of many chromatic ideas and literally thousands of convoluted, new, and fresh sounds for the jazz pianist to sight read and experiment with. These are truly cool patterns and advanced studies in tonal and non tonal areas. You will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.” 

Richie Beirach

"These brilliant, comprehensive volumes comprise not only a combination of Hanon, Czerny and Slonimsky for the 21st century, but a brilliant and very practical theory treatise for the modern pianist. I enthusiastically use it with both my more adventurous classical and all of my jazz piano students. The exercises and explanations immediately provide very fertile inspirational material for improvisation and composition, and help to impart a degree of finger independence that is essential for performance of virtuosic piano music over the past century up through today and beyond. Major kudos to Tonino for producing such splendid and rich volumes that are destined to be seminal and enduring pianistic resources."

Geoffrey Burleson



"Every era’s pianists have written Studies and Etudes to support their technical discoveries. Tonino Miano’s exercises are to Debussy and Ligeti what the Hanon exercises are to Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Playing the whole-tone exercises is a true immersion into the world of the French Impressionists! These books should be a part of every pianist’s library. They will help form the technical and aural basis for the piano repertoire of the 20th century – Debussy, Schoenberg, Bartok, Prokofiev, Ligeti, Messiaen, Carter... The technical challenges of Volume II are formidable, but they open the mind and the ear to multiple possibilities. Volume I is more traditional in form (parallel hands, opposing hands, etc) but the interval combinations make it constantly challenging and surprising.”

Frederic Chiu