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 Re: Where have all the etudes gone?
Author: Ed 
Date:   2018-03-07 07:30

A number of years ago Bill Blount wrote an article in Windplayer Magazine about the importance of using etudes to teach style and interpretation. His argument was that many young players ignore etudes or merely use them as technical studies, giving them little attention in favor of solo repertoire.

Many of these works are very musical and vital in gaining the understanding to accurately play in the appropriate genre. Being able to play Cavallini and Labanchi gives great insight into playing in the Italian bel canto style. In a similar way, Jean Jean gives one a good foundation to play the many demands of french impressionistic music. The many works of both Baermanns would prepare a player for performing German repertoire.

I think he makes some really great points. These etudes should not be treated as merely studies, but as vital in gaining complete technical as well as musical mastery.

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