Music 436-438: Three Etudes

Here are three Etudes for piano. Basically an Etude is an exercise for improving on a specific skill in playing a specific instrument, but people like Chopin managed to turn them into pieces good enough to play in a concert.

Etude 1: Audio HERE, sheet music HERE.
Etude2: Audio HERE, sheet music HERE.
Etude3: Audio HERE, sheet music HERE.

23 thoughts on “Music 436-438: Three Etudes

  1. badfinger20 (Max)

    I listened to these last night…and this morning. I love number 3 because of the pauses…I love pauses…no matter how slight. My favorite in order is 3,1,2… Great job as always Bruce.

    I’ve been running one day behind…but today I will catch up!

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Thanks for listening as always, Max. My order could possibly be the same as yours, although I might put Number 1 first (sometimes). Occasionally I’d put No. 2 first because it’s based on a Scarlatti (Bach contemporary) sonata and I like Scarlatti even though he’s 400 years old!

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      1. badfinger20 (Max)

        If it still moves you…doesn’t matter if it’s a day or 400 years!
        Whenever you work pauses in…you have me hooked. A pause can build dynamics and I like that.

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