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Definition of the noun etude

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noun - plural: etudes

  1. a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

Alternative definition of the noun etude


  1. [music] A short piece of music, designed to give a soloist performer practice in a particular area or skill.


  1. "Etude": The Konkrete Etüde is the earliest work of electroacoustic tape music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, composed in 1952 and lasting just three-and-a-quarter minutes. The composer retrospectively gave it the number "⅕" in his catalogue of works.
  2. "Etude" a.k.a. "Etude in A": "Étude" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1984. It is from the album The Killing Fields, the soundtrack album for the film of the same name . It was reissued in 1990, when it was used in a commercial for Nurofen. The 1990 release also featured a track called "Gakkaen" by The Ono Gagaku Kai Society.
  3. "Etude" a.k.a. "ECHUUDO" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Etude" a.k.a. "Étude" is a composition.


"Etude" a.k.a. "Étude" is a 2011 animated short film directed by Ania Hazel Leszczynska.

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Google previewIntertextuality in Western Art Music (2005)

by Michael Leslie Klein

Possibly influencing Schenker's sketch for the F-major etude is that its B section comes to rest on a dominant pedal (A) that never returns to a root-position triad in the local key (D minor). Though the situation is not entirely analogous, the ...

Google previewSpotlight on Romantic Style

Five Original Pieces for the Intermediate Pianist in Preparation for the Works of Chopin by Catherine Rollin

SI suggestions Program Notes etude is a study that ...

Google previewCentrifugal Materials Processing (2012)

by Liya Regel, William R. Wilcox

ETUDE is an explicit, transportive-upwind finite difference method that is first order in time and second order in space. In the present study the xxy grid selected was a uniform 41 x 81 grid. The nondimensional time step was At = 0.0001.

Google previewBass Guitar For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (2014)

by Patrick Pfeiffer, Will Lee

(Etude is a fancy name for musical exercise.) In this case, you're using the chord tones of each chord, both ascending and descending, plus the crucial leading tone to walk your way from chord to chord through the harmony. Figure 9-6: ...

Google previewD,E,F Versability (2015)

by Roger Maderia

An etude is a musical composition; An exercise for a soloist to play. Epithets are descriptive words or phrases. At times they are an insult one might say. Long narrative poems are called epics. Expeditions of a hero, they contain. Converting text ...

Google previewBest of Carulli for Classic Guitar (2010)

by Joseph Castle

5 ETUDE An etude is an instrumental piece usually designed to.

Google previewThe Apollonian Clockwork (2006)

On Stravinsky by Louis Andriessen, Elmer Schönberger

The Etude is a musical portrait of Madrid city life and a genuine performance of the piece is just as tiring and just as exciting as riding along the Gran Via in a pedal-wagon. It is said that Stravinsky's only original composition for pianola ( Madrid, ...

Google previewFingerpicking Pattern Encyclopedia (2000)

by Lou Manzi

An etude is a piece that is composed to help you learn a specific technique. The following etude is based on a few of the patterns that were covered in this section . It also shows how these arpeggios can be used in an instrumental piece.

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Musical Terms (1884)

To which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Elements of Music by Frederick Niecks

Seeling, Graziosa, Valse Etude C. Evers. Etude d'Octaves S. Thalberg, Romance et Etude ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Djibouti (2000)

by Daoud Aboubaker Alwan, Yohanis Mibrathu

"Etude de Geologie et de Geographie Physique sur la Cote Francaise des Somalis." RGPGD, vol. 4 (1932). . "Etude Geologique Sommaire de la Region Meridionale de la Cote Francaise des Somalis." Memoires de la Societe de Geologie, vol ...

Google previewMusic Dictionary (2008)

Paperback Lessons by Hal Leonard Corp.

Black-Key Etude: Chopin Etude in G-flat for piano, Op. 10, No. 5. Black Mass, The : Scriabin Piano Sonata No. 9 in F, Op. 68. Brahms Lullaby: Brahms song “ Wiegenlied,” Op. 49, No. 4. Brahms Requiem: Brahms A German Requiem for soprano ...

Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

etude (Fr., "study") Term used to denote a focused technical exercise for ...

Google previewThe Pianist's Dictionary (2004)

by Maurice Hinson

"Aeolian Harp" Etude. Frederic Chopin, Etude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1, 1836. Perhaps this title came from a remark made by Robert Schumann comparing Chopin's playing to an Aeolian harp, a stringed instrument that when placed outside ...

Google previewThe Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1999)

by Don Michael Randel

present-day usage, the etude falls ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (1983)

by Viktor Knapp

Patent Office Society Journal Pan American Union Les pays commumstes, Bulletin du Centre d'etude des pays de Test et du Centre national pour 1 'etude des pays a regime commumste (Brussels) Bulletin du Centre d'etude des pays ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

Etude des dents humaines isolées provenant des grottes de la Chaisede- Vouthon (Charente). Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropo/ogie de Paris ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Conductor (2015)

by Emily Freeman Brown

etude. An exercise written for a solo instrument for practicing technique, also sometimes used for displaying technical mastery, as in a showpiece. (Fr. étude, Ger. Etüde, It. studio, Sp. estudio.) étude. (Fr.) exercise, etude, a ...

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Scrabble value of E1T1U1D2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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