Etudes with Technique, Book 1
Helen Marlais with Suzanne Torkelson
This series is designed to develop healthy, natural, and effective technique. Each book is divided into units, and each unit focuses on one technical concept utilizing imagery to help students understand the gesture needed to produce the correct technique. Students get the opportunity to play the technique using two short technical exercises followed by several etudes to reinforce each concept. This approach allows students to concentrate on one technique at a time, promoting mastery of specific techniques and helping students make these technical skills a habit in their playing. Contains information about each etude and the composers.