Opus 299 No 7 in Ab Major by Carl Czerny (1791-1857)
Carl Czerny was an Austrian pianist, composer and teacher. He is best remembered today for his books of études for the piano. Czerny’s music was profoundly influenced by his teachers, Muzio Clementi, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Romantic. Etude. Key of Ab. 4/4 Time Signature. 2 pages. 22 measures. 6 string=Eb. Taken from Czerny for Guitar by David Patterson.
1) Make sure to play the dotted rhythms accurately. Do not “triplet-ize” or “swing” the thirty-second notes. Subdivide the beats using your voice or a metronome.
2) Listen carefully to your accenting when playing the short, long variation. Be syure to accent the downbeat and not the second note. It’s easy to turn the beat around when working on the rhythm.
3) Work on this study using various right-hand fingerings, especially ones involving “a”. Also try p-i and p-m.