These early-intermediate etudes by Louis Köhler (1820-1886) emphasize five-finger patterns, scale passages and broken chords, and are set in imitative and melody and accompaniment textures. All fit well under the hands and assist less-experienced players with legato and staccato articulations and phrasing. The foreword contains Köhler's practice suggestions from the original edition. An excellent choice for a first etude book.
An excellent follow-up to Köhler's "12 Easy Studies," these twenty etudes continue to develop finger dexterity through broken-chord and scalar passagework. Emphasizing traditional harmonies, the works also include a variety of articulations and dynamic contrasts. Reminiscent of the easier Czerny exercises, these one- and two-page studies are easily learned by intermediate-level pianists.