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Etudes with Technique, Book 1

By Suzanne Torkelson

Piano - Elementary to Mid-Elementary
Composed by Suzanne Torkelson and Helen Marlais. Print-piano - Instruction. Succeeding with the Masters & The Festival Collect. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH2025. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH2025).

Item Number: FJ.FJH2025

ISBN 9781569397596.

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.

About Succeeding with the Masters

Succeeding with the Masters is a series dedicated to the authentic keyboard works of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century masters.
This series provides a complete and easily accessible method for learning and performing the works of the masters. Each book presents the works in historical perspective for the student, and provides the means and the motivation to play these pieces in the correct stylistic, musical, and technical manner. The easily understandable format of practice strategies and musical concepts make this series enjoyable for both students and teachers.

Succeeding with the Masters begins with late-elementary repertoire, continues through intermediate-level works and also includes a few early-advanced works. Upon completion of the series, students will be well prepared for the major keyboard works by the master composers of each era.

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  • May 05, 2021 Exceptional for improving Musicality

    As I began the third book of the Alfred Adult All-In-One series, my musicality was decent but it lacked that something special. I started taking lessons from an instructor who knows how to teach musicality - the technique of making a piece of music into a beautiful piece of...

    art. After completing this book and moving on with the series, I've found the Etudes with Techniques books wonderful for teaching musicality and my enjoyment of piano playing's increased substantially. I especially delight in the wonderful selection of pieces from Bartok, Burgmuller, Czerny and so many great composers!

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  • June 07, 2018 Festival collection for teaching

    Have been trying these out on some of my students — promising so far! Creative explanations for kids regarding technique

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