Here’s your weekly Kopprasch.
This particular etude is quite unusual in that it doesn’t really seem to fit with the progression of the rest of the collection. Many editions in fact suggest that this study be postponed until later, usually in Book 2. However, in the interest of thoroughness I decided to go ahead and record this one. Unfortunately, none of the previous studies – with the exception of No. 5 – really prepare the student to tackle this one, which is devoted almost entirely to lip trills. My suggestion for students is to wait until your trills are more or less developed before working on No. 11. Otherwise the whole thing can become quite frustrating. Although there are probably lots of possible tempos for No. 11, I settled somewhere around quarter note = 80. This may be on the slow side, but it gave me enough time to start each trill and get to the following eighth note while staying in time.