Beautiful Etudes, Book 2 edited by Victoria Mcarthur. For Piano. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Form: Etude. Masterwork. Early Intermediate; Late Elementary. Book. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19798).
ISBN 0739019457. Masterwork.
When pupils are assigned good-quality etudes their technique improves dramatically. Book 2 in this series features late elementary piano etudes by such noted composers as Czerny, Gurlitt, Köhler, Löschnorn, Rebikov and Schytte. The compilation concentrates on level-appropriate essentials such as shaping phrases with two and three voices, playing a left hand melody with right hand chords, extended hand positions, melodic octaves, Alberti bass, descending scales and more. Each etude is prefaced with concise composer facts and helpful practice advice.