Customer Reviews for 110 Easy And Progressive Exercises, Op. 453
Late Elementary/Early Intermediate player
Location: from Nanning, China
March 29, 2013
Czerny Op.453 . . .
5 Stars & 2 Thumbs Up!!! This book is so very much like Czerny's Opus 823 & 599, also like his 849, but 'beware', it starts out very easy then after study #10 it starts to advance in giant steps (Czerny made mistake in this manner), the pieces sound very beautiful, great for sight-reading and developing overall piano ability in every way, but this book is truly Late Elementary to Early Advanced, NOT SMP Level 2, NO! So, again always be careful with Czerny's books, ask your piano teachers first!
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Pennsylvania
February 11, 2012
Not so easy
This book is easy for about 5 exercises, tolerable for the next 10, and difficult to extremely difficult for the remainder. I have been playing for 4 years and this is beyond my wildest dreams. It is probably good to master these but the word EASY should not be in the title.
25 of 43 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Madison, NJ
December 4, 2008
It is helpful to have the whole opus in front of you. You can do your own choosing and vary the assignments.
46 of 76 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Woburn ma
September 9, 2008
Great variety of exercises. Uses different scales Exercises are medlodic and you can enjoy listening as well as improving your piano Playing and sight reading abilities.
44 of 74 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Huntington Beach, CA
November 1, 2007
CZERNY....Exercises for the piano
For me, a 62-yr.old beginner/intermediate player, I would rather play by ear than read music, so this is a challenge to say the least. I am trying to teach myself to another level, so a hoping these exercises will train my aging brain to pay attention to fingering. ( something I have ignored successfully until now)
44 of 78 people found this review helpful.