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Book 1

50 Exercises

  • Action of the Fingers, the Hands Quiet
  • The Passing under of the Thumb
  • Clearness of the Rapidity
  • Light Motion in Quiet Staccato
  • Evenness in Double Passages
  • Clearness in Broken Chords
  • Changing the Fingers on one and the Same Key
  • Light Action of the Left Hand
  • Delicate Skips and Detached Notes
  • Exercise in Thirds
  • Readiness in Changing the Fingers
  • Flexibility of the Left Hand
  • The Utmost Velocity
  • Chord-Passages
  • Extension, with Great Strength
  • Changing the Fingers in Rapid Playing
  • Minor-scales in Rapid Tempo
  • Crossing the Hands Quietly and with Delicate Touch
  • Extension, the Hand Quiet
  • Double Octaves
  • The Same Movement in Each Hand
  • Trill – Study
  • Light-touch in the Fingers of the Left Hand
  • The Thumb on the Black Keys, the Position of the Hand Perfectly Quiet
  • Clearness in Running Passages
  • The Utmost Velocity in Chord-Passages
  • Independence of the Fingers
  • A Quiet Hand, the Fingers Active to the Utmost
  • Mordent – Exercise
  • To Acquire a Firm Touch
  • Practice in the Passing under of the Thumb
  • Uniformity in Raising the Fingers
  • Octave Skips, the Hand Light
  • Trills in Thirds
  • Changing the Fingers on One and the Same Key
  • Light Arm, the Fingers Flexible
  • Clearness in Great Strength
  • Uniformity in Raising the Hands
  • Exercise in Thirds
  • Light Breaking off or Detaching of Chords
  • Action of the Fingers of the Left Hand
  • Double-Mordent Exercise
  • Skill in the Passing under of the Thumb
  • The Lightest Touch, the Fingers Exerted to the Utmost
  • Legato Melody with Broken Chords
  • Bravura in Touch and Action
  • Delicate and Distinct Touch in Broken Chords
  • Trill – Exercise
  • Octaves Bravura
  • Bravura in Touch and Tempo

Book 2

Section 1 (10 Exercises)

Whole, Half and Quarter Notes

Section 2 (18 Exercises)

Eight Notes, Triplets and Sixteenth Notes in Common and Triple Time

Section 3 (8 Exercises)

Rests

Section 4 (4 Exercises)

Sharp, Flat and Natural

Section 5 (4 Exercises)

The Bass Notes

Book 3

Twelve Major and Twelve Minor Scales

  • C Major
  • C Minor
  • G Major
  • G Minor
  • D Major
  • D Minor
  • A Major
  • A Minor
  • E Major
  • E Minor
  • B Major
  • B Minor
  • F-sharp Major
  • F-sharp Minor
  • D-flat Major
  • C-sharp Minor
  • A-flat Major
  • A-flat Minor
  • E-flat Major
  • E-flat Minor
  • B-flat Major
  • B-flat Minor
  • F Major
  • F Minor

Book 4

Section 1 (8 Exercises)

Different Keys

Section 2 (15 Exercises)

Appoggiaturas and Other Grace-Notes

Section 3 (3 Exercises)

Trill

Section 4 (2 Exercises)

Thirds

Section 5 (1 Exercise)

Crossing the Hands

Book 5

Section 1 (8 Exercises)

Exercises for the Five Fingers, with Quiet Hand and Fingers Equally Bent

Section 2 (7 Exercises)

The Independence of Each Individual Finger, while Holding Keys with Quiet Hand

Section 3 (14 Exercises)

Passages of Greater Extension, without Passing the Thumb under, and with the Hand as Steady as Possible

Section 4 (8 Exercises)

Thirds and Other Double Runs

Section 5.1 (24 Exercises)

The Scales in All Keys

Section 5.2 (14 Exercises)

The Scales in Thirds

Section 5.3 (14 Exercises)

The Scales in Sixths

Section 5.4 (24 Exercises)

The Scales in Contrary Motion

Section 5.5 (6 Exercises)

The Chromatic Scale

Section 6 (14 Exercises)

Octaves and Chords

Book 6

57 Exercises

  • To Obtain Equality in the Fingers of the Right Hand
  • To Obtain Equality in the Fingers of the Left Hand
  • Legato and Staccato Combined in the Right Hand
  • Legato and Staccato Combined in the Left Hand
  • To Equalise the Fingers of the Right Hand
  • To Equalise the Fingers of the Left Hand
  • On the Style of Scherzando Playing
  • Staccato Exercise for the Right Hand
  • To Facilitate the Chance of Position in the Right Hand
  • To Facilitate the Chance of Position in the Left Hand
  • To Gain an Equal Flexibility in the Right Hand
  • To Gain an Equal Flexibility in the Left Hand
  • For Variety of Tone and Touch
  • Exercise on Legato and Staccato Playing Double Notes (Allegro Moderato)
  • Exercise on Legato and Staccato Playing Double Notes (Allegretto)
  • To Gain Strength in Unison Passages
  • In the Style of Rondo
  • Staccato Chords in Both Hands, to be Played Quite from the Wrist
  • Chromatic Exercise for the Right Hand
  • Chromatic Exercise for the Left Hand
  • For Change of Fingers on the Same Note
  • Repetition Study – For Sliding the Various Fingers off the Same Key
  • Legato Exercise in Thirds, for Both Hands (Allegro)
  • Legato Exercise in Thirds
  • For Crossing the First Finger over the Thumb in the Left Hand
  • Legato Exercise in Thirds, for Both Hands (Moderato)
  • Exercise on the Scale in E-flat
  • Exercise on Arpeggios in Various Positions
  • For Legato Playing and Holding One Note on
  • Exercise on the Turn
  • For Accentuation in the Bass
  • Sustaining the Crotchets in the Bass
  • For Playing Broken Chords Smoothly
  • On Sustained, Syncopated and Tied Notes
  • On the Turn
  • Exercise on the Shake with Various Fingers
  • On the Appoggiatura
  • Extended Arpeggios
  • Extended Arpeggios (Left Hand)
  • Exercise on Various Styles
  • Unison Passages to Equalise the Fingers of Both Hands
  • Study for the Change of Fingers on the Same Note
  • To Gain Strength and Independence
  • Exercise on the Shake in Right Hand
  • Exercise on the Shake in Left Hand
  • Study in Contrary Motion for the Left Hand
  • Exercise on Divided Arpeggios
  • Passages in Unison in the E Major Scale
  • Sustaining the Notes in Both Hands
  • Scale Passages in Various Keys
  • To Change the Finger on the Same Note without Repeating it
  • Arpeggios Divided between the Two Hands – 1
  • Arpeggios Divided between the Two Hands – 2
  • For Crossing the Left Hand over the Right and Playing the Right Hand Mezzo Staccato
  • For Crossing the Right Hand over the Left in Like Manner
  • To Equalise Both Hands
  • On Sustained and Compound Double Notes

Book 7

Section 1 (Tools – Notes, Rhythms and Scales)

  • Pitch
  • Major Scales and Sharp Keys
  • Flat Keys and Accidentals
  • Intervals
  • Triads
  • Note Values
  • Time Signatures and Ties
  • Minor Scales
  • Pentatonic Scales

Section 2 (Structures – Chords and Chord Progressions)

  • Harmonising the Major Scale
  • Harmonising the Minor Scale
  • Diatonic Seventh Chords
  • Key Centres
  • Blues
  • Chord Inversion
  • Extended Chords
  • Other Chord Types

Section 3 (Variations – Harmony and Melody in the Real World)

  • Modes
  • Variations in Minor Harmony
  • Variations in Minor Melody
  • Modal Interchange
  • Secondary Dominants
  • Altered Chords
  • Altered Scales
  • Diminished Seventh Chords
  • Symmetrical Scales
  • Diatonic Chord Substitution
  • Flat Five Substitution
  • Modulation

2016

  • The Return
  • Tango

2015

  • The Farewell

2014

  • Innocence

2012

  • Through Wind and Rain
  • The Storm

2011

  • The Song of Myself
  • A Clear Midnight
  • Happiness
  • Why
  • Love’s Philosophy
  • Mysterious
  • Wondrous Moment
  • When
  • Passion
  • Qualm
  • Beautiful Dilemma
  • You are Poetry
  • Darkness Befalls

2010

  • A Sad Story
  • Vacation Time
  • Sorrow and Joy
  • Determination
  • Impatience
  • Epilogue
  • Serenade

2009

  • In a Hurry
  • By the Seaside

2008

  • A Pleasant Morning

2007

  • The Cadets
  • Up and Down
  • Sailor’s Song
  • Warrior’s Song

2005

  • The Little Wanderer
  • Sunday
  • Wild Flowers

2004

  • The Sunshiny Morning
  • By the Spring

2003

  • Loss

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