160 8-Measure Exercises, Op. 821

For Intermediate to Advanced Piano

160 8-Measure Exercises, Op. 821

Czerny's Op. 821 is an enjoyable collection of eight-measure exercises including scalar figurations, contrast of legato and staccato, trills, arpeggios, transposition, ornamentation and more. Their brevity and attractive melodies and figurations make them most appealing. Czerny himself recommended that each of these exercises be practiced at least eight times in succession. They are written for the intermediate to advanced student.

Czerny -- 160 8-Measure Exercises, Op. 821

Czerny -- 160 8-Measure Exercises, Op. 821

Czerny's Op. 821 is an enjoyable collection of eight-measure exercises including scalar figurations, contrast of legato and staccato, trills, arpeggios, transposition, ornamentation and more. Their brevity and attractive melodies and figurations make them most appealing. Czerny himself recommended that each of these exercises be practiced at least eight times in succession. They are written for the intermediate to advanced student.

160 8-measure Exercises, Opus 821

For Intermediate to Advanced Piano

160 8-measure Exercises, Opus 821

Carl Czerny (1791–1857) was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. Today he is best remembered for his volumes of études for the piano. Czerny's music was greatly influenced by his teachers, Clementi, Hummel, Salieri and Beethoven. This book contains Czerny's Opus 821, "160 Eight-Measure Exercises."

The Tyranny of Tradition in Piano Teaching

A Critical History from Clementi to the Present

The Tyranny of Tradition in Piano Teaching

The strict traditions of piano teaching have remained entrenched for generations. The dominant influence of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), the first composer-pedagogue of the instrument, brought about an explosion of autocratic instruction and bizarre teaching systems, exemplified in the mind-numbing drills of Hanon's "The Virtuoso Pianist." These practices--considered absurd or abusive by many--persist today at all levels of piano education. This book critically examines two centuries of teaching methods and encourages instructors to do away with traditions that disconnect mental and creative skills.

Favorite Classics

Solo Book 2

Favorite Classics

Contains a variety of favorite pieces for early-intermediate through late-intermediate students from the four stylistic periods of piano repertoire, with skillfully composed second keyboard parts for teacher/parent or more advanced student.

Recital Winners, Bk 1

Recital Winners, Bk 1

Recital Winners Volume 1 contains 10 pieces of early-intermediate through late-intermediate level masterworks from all stylistic periods. Chosen based on their appeal to the showmanship in students, the pieces are impressive, fun to play and exploit a broad range of the piano's capabilities. A CD recording by Valery Lloyd-Watts is also available. Virtuosos pianist Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.

Clavier

Clavier