Carl Czerny

This exercise written in binary form contains a simple melody decorated with ornamentation. In G Major, this piece is easily accessible to students that are not yet comfortable in more complex keys, though they should pay close attention to accasional accidentals. This piece can be played at a relaxed tempo. The left-hand accompaniment has a consistent rhythm, allowing studens to focus on projecting the bold melodic line.


Caroline Krause, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa