(Piano Method). Since the first release of this classic Schirmer edition over 100 years ago, almost anyone who has taken piano lessons for more than two years has played from The Virtuoso Pianist . Millions of copies have been sold of these progressive exercises which guide a player's technique, building finger independence and strength. This was the first American edition released of this music, and remains a classic at a remarkably affordable price.
In Sixty Exercises, Complete (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925): the Virtuoso Pianist
Author: C. L. Hanon
Studying the exercises in Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist is a rite of passage for serious piano players--and it has been for over 100 years. A staple of conservatory curricula around the world, the thorough technical training offered by this book is unmatched by any other. Hanon's drills are divided into three distinct sections, progressing from simple to complex. The first set aims to develop strength and independence in the fingers. The second set moves on to scales and arpeggios. The final group of exercises is considerably more difficult and focuses on surmounting the greatest technical challenges of piano playing. This part includes repeated notes, repeated double notes, scales in thirds and octaves, tremolos, trills, and more. The Virtuoso Pianist is a challenging and instructive book for players of all ages, skill levels, and traditions.
Viennese composer, pianist and renowned teacher Carl Czerny (1791-1857) wrote more than a thousand works, including masses, operas, orchestral, chamber and piano works. But his fame rests on his many studies and exercises for the piano. These are new editions, newly engraved, with introductory articles in English, for the moderately advanced pianist, in progressive order of difficulty.
Canons, fugues, etc. (Harpsichord) by Johann Sebastian Bach