These practical methods for piano playing, written by a world-famous expert, have been used by teachers and students for well over 100 years. Featuring basic studies that help pianists acquire the necessities for a strong piano education, this volume distills Carl Czerny's exercises into a manageable work that focuses on the basics that every beginner must master. As a bonus, MP3 files can be downloaded for each piece, further aiding in practice. Carl Czerny (1791–1857) was an Austrian pianist, teacher, and composer who studied with Beethoven and taught Franz Liszt. Although he was a capable and prolific composer, he is best remembered for his piano studies, a series of exacting graded exercises that remain in wide use. The father of modern piano technique, Czerny advised developing technique independently from music, and his exercises are devised to render all fingers equally strong and well trained.
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About the Author
Carl Czerny (1791–1857) was an Austrian pianist, teacher, and composer who studied with Beethoven and taught Franz Liszt. He is best remembered for his piano studies, a series of exacting graded exercises that remain in wide use two centuries after their initial publication.
Former Dover editor David Dutkanicz holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and Columbia University. He is the arranger and author of more than a dozen Dover collections of classical, jazz, blues, ragtime, and other piano books, including the Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics.
Table of Contents
Preliminary Studies Introduction of Thirds Introduction of Chords Parallel Sixths Strength and Dexterity Studies Studies on Thirds Studies on Repeated Notes Studies on Finger Independence Technical Studies