No. 29 is less technically challenging than some of the other etudes, but still takes some time to work out because of the sudden changes in register and dynamics. One possible way to practice this is to play only the loud passages – counting the rests in between – then play only the soft passages, putting them together once they’re mastered individually. On a personal note this etude demanded more concentration than many of the other studies because of its length. Although I decided from the beginning of this project not to record the repeats, with No. 29 I thought it was important to include the Da Capo – if for no other reason than to end in the home key! Suggested tempo is quarter=60-72, although the Cornopub Edition has a faster recommendation of quarter=92-112. I think both tempo ranges can work.