Technique for the Advancing Pianist
(An Essential Collection of Progressive Exercises and Etudes)
Various/ed. Cisler & Hinson
- Alfred Music Publishing
Every intermediate through advanced-level student should have a copy of this 96-page volume! It combines the best technical exercises and etudes from a variety of composers including Hanon, Schmitt, Liszt, Cramer, Moszkowski, Pischna, Brahms, Wieck, Philipp, Bertini and Rachmaninoff. Editors Valerie Cisler and Maurice Hinson have arranged the book into eleven parts in progressive order: scales; chords; arpeggios; speed, agility and finger independence; even tone between the hands; double notes; trills; repeated notes; rotation; alternating hands and chromatic patterns. Each part is packed with a wide variety of exercises and etudes. Advancing pianists who work from beginning to end of the volume will surely acquire a solid technical base.