Music Theory

Chromatic thirds and sixths piano scales – Cramer Etude

These studies are very difficult but also very important to acquire a strong piano technique. Play them relaxing your hands.

  • Chromatic Thirds

chromatic thirds on piano

  • Chromatic Fourths (Chords of the Sixths).

chromatic fourths

  • Chromatic Fifths and Fourths (Chords of the Diminished Seventh)

chromatic fifth and fourths

  • Chromatic Sixths

chromatic sixthschromatic scales

Study in chromatic Thirds : Johann Baptist Cramer

This study is by the celebrated Johann Baptist Cramer, who was born in Mannheim, Germany, on the 24th of February, 1771, and who died in London, on the 10th of April, 1858. He was distinguished as a player, especially on account of the even cultivation of his hands, and his expressive Adagio touch. His 84 studies are of classical value; they combine musical ideas with the most instructive mechanical passages. This study is difficult. The thirds should be played together, and not broken.
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