Matching Etudes with Techniques

Edited: April 13, 2018, 4:37 PM · I'm currently in the process of compiling a Liszt (yeah, bad pun) of etudes with the techniques they can help with. So far I have:

Simple detaché
Kreutzer 2, 5, 8, 10
Rode 4, 24
Dont 2, 3, 4, 20

Detaché mixed with legato
Kreutzer 3, 12, 13, 31
Rode 2, 6, 8, 10, 22
Dont 13

Legato string crossings
Kreutzer 4, 29, 30
Rode 3
Dont 17, 22

Detaché string crossings
Dont 3, 5, 20

almost any detaché etude can be used for this
Kreutzer 8, etc.
Dont 2, 3, etc.

Spiccato mixed with legato
usually falls in variations of detaché + legato etudes
Kreutzer 2, 8, etc.

Long bows
Kreutzer 1, 23
Rode 1, 6, 9, 16, 20, 24 (Intro)

Kreutzer 6, 7
Rode 1

Dont 10, 19

Lifting and dropping left-hand fingers
Kreutzer 9
Dont 6

Stretches, contraction, strange intervals
Kreutzer 27
Dont 2, 5, 7

Etudes involving different problems, such
as note reading, strange keys, rhythmic
problems, and basic brilliance of execution
Kreutzer 28, 31
Rode 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21
Dont 24

Please, if you have suggestions, tell me! Also, ideas for new categories would also be appreciated.

Replies (7)

April 13, 2018, 3:48 PM · Add Kreutzer 23 under long bows.

It's excruciating.

May 9, 2018, 11:14 AM · I notice your don't have any Wohlfahrt or Mazas Liszted.

I would certainly explore them (I don't have a lot of the numbers in my head right now).

For instance - Mazas op. 36 #1 is fantastic for sustained bows and bow control. Wohlfahrt op 45 #40 is great for beginning ricochet.

Mazas etudes in general are great for teaching musicianship and technique at the same time. There is at least one Mazas for every category you have Liszted here.

May 9, 2018, 1:39 PM · Nina, are you doing this as a student or as a teacher?
May 10, 2018, 6:08 AM · Search imslp for Heinrich Kayser, I've recently uploaded the very fascinating Paganini-Studien. 24 caprices designed to prepare you for the techniques required by Paganini's 24 caprices.
May 10, 2018, 2:56 PM · Please say which opus of Dont you are referring to. I believe there are three. Also I'm agreeing with Ryan that Mazas (and Kayser) should be included.

However, I'm getting deja vu because I think we've had these discussions before and I think someone has set up a general Wiki where all of this has been charted. But I can't remember where that is.

May 10, 2018, 6:25 PM · On Dont I came across this:

Does anyone know whether there's something like that for Wolfhart or Kayser?

May 11, 2018, 7:44 AM · Paul - are you think of the Violin Etude Thesaurus on the violin wiki?

It's pretty thorough on the topic, including links to performances of the etudes.

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