The specific feature of '40 Daily Exercises' the extraordinary density of musical examples and specific technical problems in this small edition. In mostly one-bar formulas, Czerny, with his almost inexhaustible didactic imagination, maps out a cosmos of technical training material which virtually condenses the idioms of the classical and early Romantic piano music between Haydn and Czerny's pupil Franz Liszt. Each study deals with a particular musical-technical problem which varies in appearance and is usually edited for both hands. All individual expressions expand and deepen the basic skills to be practised so that each individual number offers considerable learning potential.
The series is a library of basic study literature for all instrumentalists. The series includes not only new editions and reprints of successful standard study works but also technical exercisis and mehtodological instructions. Published by renowned performers and professional teachers, the Essential Exercises series is characterized by multilingual prefaces, advice on sensible practising and high-quality music typography.