Etudes with Technique

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Etudes with Technique – Preparatory
Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais

FJH2024 / 5.50

Early Elementary through Mid-Elementary
This very first book in the Etudes with Technique series offers the early elementary through mid-elementary level student the opportunity to begin to develop a healthy, and effective technique right from the start. It is essential to introduce students to the concepts of listening to themselves early on and being aware of the feeling and gestures they produce in their fingers, hands, wrists, forearms, elbows and upper arms. This book provides students with an organized format in each unit, focusing on one technical concept at a time. This approach will help the student achieve a fluid and solid technique that will become second nature to them as they advance in their piano studies.

 

Etudes with Technique, Book 1
Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais
with Suzanne Torkelson

FJH2025 / 6.50

Elementary to Mid-Elementary
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.

 

Etudes with Technique, Book 2
Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais
with Suzanne Torkelson

FJH2026 / 6.95

Late Elementary
Book 2 continues towards the development of a healthy, natural, and effective technique. Reinforcing concepts such as: five-finger patterns; staccato; two-part counterpoint; and then introducing new concepts such as: three-note slurs; blocked and broken intervals; and playing chords and inversions, will hone students' technical abilities with a focused and organized approach. 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.

 

Etudes with Technique, Book 3
Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais
with Suzanne Torkelson

FJH2027 / 6.95

Early Intermediate
In Book 3 of Etudes with Technique, new techniques covered include: five-finger patterns and octave scales; independence of hands; triads and inversions; trills; chordal playing; and two-note slurs. Each technique is supported by several etudes to thoroughly exercise the technique. This book is correlated to The Festival Collection®, Book 3, and Succeeding with the Masters® Volume One.

 

Etudes with Technique, Book 4
Compiled and edited by Helen Marlais
with Suzanne Torkelson

FJH2028 / 8.95

Intermediate
This 56-page book presents new techniques and expands on previous ones such as Five Finger Patterns and Extensions, Scale Preparation and Octave Scales, Slurs and Phrasing, Broken Chords and Alberti Bass, Double Notes, and Repeated Notes. Most of the 33 etudes, written by composers from Baroque to Contemporary periods, are one page in length with suggestions as to what to listen for or how to use your hands/arms. Includes an easy-to-use thematic index and informative short bios on each composer.

 

 

 

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www.fjhmusic.com

 

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