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There are so many exercises

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Andy Mopley, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    that can be extracted from scores, that I wonder sometime if there is better value in learning them and learning a piece at the same time than practising etudes and technical studies...Any thoughts on this? Kind of reminds me of Simandl's approach versus Vance's...

    Thanks for reading!
  2. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    You need both. The value of technical exercises and etudes is that they tend to be progressive, and often specific to technical issues. But, with proper guidance you could certainly learn to play well using only examples from literature.
  3. Andy Mopley

    Andy Mopley

    Sep 24, 2011
    Thanks NeilG, appreciate you taking the time to reply!