A piece of music for practice purposes

Étude is a piece of music that focuses on practicing particular skills. An étude usually focues on just one (or a small number of) performance skill(s).

The difference between an étude and a exercise is that, from the classical period, étude is usually composed with a complete musical structure and designed to be performed; exercise does not have a complete musical structure and is an individual practice focused on one technique.

Example of Étude

Liszt Paganini Etude S.161 No.3 "La Campenella" (Li)

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