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Czerny-Schaum, Book 1

By Carl Czerny

Piano - Late Elementary
Book 1. Composed by Carl Czerny (1791-1857). Arranged by John W. Schaum. Masterworks; Piano - Schaum Method Supplement; Piano Supplemental. Schaum Master Composer Series. Classical; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Book. 32 pages. Schaum Publications, Inc. #00-EL00285A. Published by Schaum Publications, Inc. (AP.EL00285A).

Item Number: AP.EL00285A

ISBN 9780757980619. English.

Carl Czerny was a prolific composer who wrote approximately 1,000 published works. As a pupil of Beethoven and the teacher of Franz Liszt, he was a transmitter of ideas from one great master to another. His many collections of exercises and studies range from the easy and progressive to the virtuoso. The Czerny-Schaum edition is based on selections from Op. 599, Op. 139, Op. 821, Op. 718, Op. 636, and Op. 261. The objective is to bring together, in condensed form, excerpts that stress many varieties of technical problems. Special emphasis is placed on equal development of both hands. The technical points are equally divided between the right and the left hands. The exercises are purposely left brief, thereby avoiding stiffness and tension. Using the Czerny-Schaum exercises will improve piano technic when used in conjunction with a program of balanced repertoire.

  • Five-Finger Legato (Right Hand) 
  • Five-Finger Legato (Left Hand) 
  • Right-Hand Legato 
  • Left-Hand Legato 
  • Melodic Phrasing 
  • Broken Thirds (Right Hand) 
  • Broken Thirds (Left Hand) 
  • Alternating Legato and Staccato 
  • Forearm Rotation 
  • Scale Patterns (both hands) 
  • Right-Hand Trill Study 
  • Left-Hand Trill Study 
  • Scale Passages (Right Hand) 
  • Scale Passages (Left Hand) 
  • Left-Hand Melody Playing 
  • Broken Chords (Right Hand) 
  • Broken Chords (Left Hand) 
  • Wrist Staccato (Right Hand) 
  • Wrist Staccato (Left Hand) 
  • Left-Hand Legato Study 
  • Melody Study in Thirds 
  • Repeated Notes 
  • Accompaniment Pattern (left hand) 
  • Right-Hand Turn Technic 
  • Left-Hand Trun Technic 
  • Study in Playing 
  • Chromatic Contractions (right hand) 
  • Chromatic Contractions (left hand) 
  • Chord Inversions 
  • Interweaving Hand Legato 
  • Broken Chords (divided hands) 
  • Legato and Staccato 
  • Crossing Hands Study 
  • Triplet Study 
  • Accompaniment Design 
  • Continous Scale Passages 
  • Holding Top notes (right hand) 
  • Hold Bottom Notes (right hand) 
  • Holding Top notes (left hand) 
  • Hold Bottom Notes (left hand) 
  • Accompaniment in Triplets 
  • Two-Note Slurs 
  • Strengthening Finger 4 and 5 
  • Accompaniment Patterns (with finger extensions) 
  • Accompaniment in Thirds 
  • Velocity in Five-Finger Groups (right hand) 
  • Velocity in Five-Finger Groups (left hand) 
  • Left-Hand Staccato Melody 

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  • 5

    Pittsburgh, PA
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  • September 03, 2012 Excellent for learning new techniques

    I think the exercises in this book are appropriate for a beginner to learn new techniques. Most of the exercises are half a page, so not intimidating and a student doesn't feel overwhelmed by them. I gave one of these books to a beginning student and she seemed to...

    feel like the passages I gave her were doable.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 06, 2012 core curriculum

    Here Schaum improves upon Czerny at least for early grades, by selecting for brevity and adding many left-hand etudes which mirror those for right hand. An accessible way to help students make progress to the intermediate levels - the exercises get tough when played fast! Mostly "white" keys but still...

    a valuable collection.

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  • 4

    Constancia, Portugal
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 18, 2009 Read and smile

    Playing these trainings makes me feel happy. I am now on page 15. I dont regret the acquisition.

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