Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 7

Another Monday and another late Etude of the Week post – I promise, this week I will finally get my act together and finish on time! Number 7 in D Major was really fun to play and felt quite operatic to me. There were a couple of note flubs, but otherwise I’m fairly happy withContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 7”

Köher: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 6

Time for another slightly-belated Etude of the Week post! I actually recorded this one yesterday, but then I totally forgot to do anything with the recording. I’m really enjoying this book – all the etudes are really fun and interesting. I seem to have gotten stuck in the middle of the Andersen book I’m alsoContinue reading “Köher: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 6”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 5

Here’s another belated Etude of the Week post- I’m afraid this is becoming a bit of a pattern! This one had a couple tricky spots, but it actually came together more quickly than I expected. There are still a couple spots that are little rough, but it’s time to move on from this one soContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 5”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 4

It’s Sunday, so that must mean it’s time for another Etude of the Week post! This has been an extremely busy week and I haven’t had as much practice time as I would have liked. I really enjoy this etude and wish I had been able to give it more attention, but this turned outContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 4”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 3

Here’s the next Etude of the Week post, one day late. I had initially recorded this etude on Friday but really didn’t like that take, so I planned to try again over the weekend. Holiday laziness took over and I didn’t end up recording until today, but that’s OK! This is the point where IContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 3”

Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 2

Time for another Etude of the Week post! Here’s Köhler No. 2 in A minor, recorded in one take because it was too hot to keep the fan turned off for any further attempts. There are definitely a few spots I would have liked to play more cleanly, and some spots where the intonation isContinue reading “Köhler: 22 Etudes d’expression, Op. 89 – No. 2”

Köhler: Etudes d’expression Op. 89 – No. 1

It’s time to start a new book in the Etude of the Week group! This time the group voted for Ernesto Köhler’s Etudes d’Expression Op. 89, which was a book I hadn’t heard of. If the rest of it is anything like this first etude, it’s going to be a lot of fun! As itContinue reading “Köhler: Etudes d’expression Op. 89 – No. 1”