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Piano Etudes for Developing Musicality, Book 1

Encouraging pianists to achieve greater musical expression through the practical application of technique.

by Tom Gerou and Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield


Piano Etudes for Developing Musicality, Book 1 encourages pianists to achieve greater musical expression through the practical application of technique. Ten technique-based units each contain multiple etudes organized in progressive order of difficulty. Pedagogical suggestions are provided for each piece. Features original recital etudes by Tom Gerou that incorporate all concepts introduced. Selections by Berens * Beyer * Burgmüller * Concone * Czerny * Duvernoy * Gerou * Gurlitt * Köhler * Streabbog.

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UNIT 10 Recital Etudes audio:

Etude 01 by Tom Gerou

Etude 02 by Tom Gerou

Etude 03 by Tom Gerou

Etude 04 by Tom Gerou


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The advancement of piano technique depends on physical strength and dexterity to implement musical expression. Piano Etudes for Developing Musicality, Book 1 presents a collection of piano studies (French, études) incorporating particular techniques that support a musically artistic approach to playing. These etudes encourage a direct connection between physical gesture and musical result. Etudes in Units 1–9 are chosen from the vast catalog of 19th-century piano teaching literature. Special attention has been given to the selection of pieces in regard to meter, keys, and appropriate complexity. Unit titles reflect the various techniques featured within, and pieces are organized in progressive order by difficulty. “Unit 10: Recital Etudes Combining Multiple Techniques” contains etudes specifically composed for this edition by Tom Gerou and incorporates techniques presented in Units 1–9. 

Early Intermediate to Intermediate

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Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 9 × .35 × 12 in

Early Intermediate to Intermediate









1 review for Piano Etudes for Developing Musicality, Book 1

  1. Dennis Alexander

    It’s a beautiful collection! I love these particular etudes, and the level is going to be perfect for a number of my adult students. Tom, congratulations on all the beautiful engraving, art work, and layout!! I really enjoyed playing through your original etudes that all bring together the various concepts that are outlined at the beginning of each piece—that would have been a challenge for me, and you have done a masterful job!! I have to admit that my favorite one is No. 3—lots of beautiful harmonic colors within this etude and I really enjoyed playing it. Anyway, congrats to both of you for a wonderful addition to the repertoire!

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