Exercises and Studies recommended by Ernst Pauer

Ernst Pauer (1826-1905) - The art of pianoforte playing. London, Novello, Ewer and Co. (1877); pp. 71-72


The Exercise may be defined as a figure or passage that is to be repeated over and over again without any variation in the harmony or melody; its object is to impart technical facility. The Study, on the other hand, is a short musical piece which presents the figures of the exercise in a variety of designs. Thus, the exercise may be termed the raw material, the study the manufactured article.
Among the technical exercises that combine thoroughness with a systematically arranged design in gradual development, we strongly recommend :--
Among the studies for beginners, we recommend :--
For more advanced performers :--
For very advanced performers :--

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