(text written on May 23rd, 2011)
Many of you know what it is: an Etude.
The word “Etude” has its origin from the French verb “etudier”,
which means “to study”.
Rather often I play this exercise to wake up my fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders.
When I was a young boy, I hated “Etudes”.
I must have been lazy.
And sometimes I still am.
Yes, I had piano lessons for many years,
and in a way I enjoyed them.
But I thought studying and making music were
two different worlds
that had nothing in common.
I hadn’t yet discovered
what I discovered many, many years later…
The possibility to insert MUSIC into an Etude.
Enjoy this very short exercise!