Schmitt -- Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16 by Aloys Schmitt. Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Advanced; Early Advanced; Intermediate; Late Intermediate. Book. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.1709).
ISBN 0739008536. Masterwork; Romantic.
Aloys Schmitt is best remembered for his Op. 16 exercises. The collection is divided into three sections. The first aids students in developing finger independence through a variety of single and double-note patterns within the range of a fifth. The second section emphasizes passing the thumb under fingers to prepare for scales and arpeggios. The final section provides traditional scales and arpeggios in a notated format with fingering.