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Etudes with Technique (Succeeding with the Masters/The Festival Collection)

Etudes with Technique, Book 1

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...

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Etudes with Technique, Book 2

Book 2 continues towards the development of a healthy, natural, and effective technique. Reinforcing concepts such as: five-finger patterns; staccato; two-part counterpoint; and then introducing new concepts such as: three-note slurs; blocked and broken intervals; and playing chords and inversions, will hone students’ technical abilities with a focused and organized approach. Each book is divided...

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Etudes with Technique, Book 3

In Book 3 of Etudes with Technique, new techniques covered include: five-finger patterns and octave scales; independence of hands; triads and inversions; trills; chordal playing; and two-note slurs. Each technique is supported by several etudes to thoroughly exercise the technique. This book is correlated to The Festival Collection®, Book 3, and Succeeding with the Masters®...

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Etudes with Technique, Book 4

This 56-page book presents new techniques and expands on previous ones such as Five Finger Patterns and Extensions, Scale Preparation and Octave Scales, Slurs and Phrasing, Broken Chords and Alberti Bass, Double Notes, and Repeated Notes. Most of the 33 etudes, written by composers from Baroque to Contemporary periods, are one page in length with...

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Etudes with Technique, Book 5

Most of the 28 etudes written by illustrious teacher-pianists (Gurlitt, Le Couppey, Türk, Beyer, Streabbog, Czerny) are two pages long. The selections reinforce technical concepts, but they are not just “exercises”? but delightful pieces that can be programmed for recital or performance. Unit 1 focuses on Trills; Unit 2-Crossovers; Unit 3-Double Notes; Unit 4-Blocked and...

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Etudes with Technique, Preparatory

This very first book in the Etudes with Technique series offers the early elementary through mid-elementary level student the opportunity to begin to develop a healthy, and effective technique right from the start. It is essential to introduce students to the concepts of listening to themselves early on and being aware of the feeling and...

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