The famous Kopprasch etudes for horn (ca. 1830) are, like almost all etude collections, for horn alone. As useful as they are in developing technique, Kopprasch etudes in themselves are rather dry and mechanical as far as considering them as music is concerned. To add some life and depth to them, we have composed piano accompaniments to the first 34 etudes. These accompaniments provide some background in harmony and rhythm for the horn player, and should make the process of working on the originals much more musical and interesting; some may even be suitable for performance. The level of the accompaniments is intermediate – not for a beginner, but by no means virtuoso, so horn teachers with some level of piano skill will be able to play many of them.
Vocal Improvisation Games
Why don t classical musicians improvise? Why do jazz players get to have all the fun? And how do improvisers develop such fabulous technique and