Piano Technique Concepts
Fifty Lithuanian Folk Etudes to Develop Technique,
Sight-Reading and Musicianship
arranged by Nijole Boguta Dedinas
Ms. Dedinas, a native of Lithuania, has arranged these 50 folk etudes which can be used for many areas of musicianship. The book is divided into the following sections: building hand position, phrasing, thirds, repeated notes, scale passages, Alberti bass, chords, and syncopation. Each short etude is in AB form that can be easily analyzed and readily memorized They will strongly impart to the ear the tonic-subdominant-dominant harmonic relationship. The etudes can be used for sightreading and then transposed. They can be used as a starting point for composition and improvisation. This book is essential material for transfer students who need work in all of these areas and for the piano class or piano proficiency class.This text was given one the highest ratings of a new text in Lithuania. ï¿½The author is well-acquainted with the expressive qualities of the piano and understands well the methodology of piano technique.ï¿½ – A. Jurgelionis, director of the M.K. Ciurlionis School of the arts, Vilnius, Lithuania.
• Early intermediate/intermediate
• Excellent for developing sightreading using I-IV-V progressions.