Etudes Brutus by Paul Sheftel – MIDI Edition


This product consists of 15 MIDI files that were composed and arranged by Paul Sheftel. They are designed for use with Home Concert Xtreme.

The printed book, Etudes Brutus, is not included in this purchase and is no longer in print. However, the complete publication (score and MIDI tracks) is available as a SuperScore publication from CyberConservatory.

According to the composer: “Czerny in a modern guise. Little etudes to help young pianists—the little lambs—develop their chops. Each piece covering a different facet of keyboard technique. Guaranteed to take the sting out of practicing exercises!”

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If you are looking for a fresh approach to the piano etude that will challenge and stimulate the intermediate level pianist, look no further than Etudes Brutus. This collection explores a variety of contemporary styles while simultaneously inspiring the pianist to further develop his or her technique.

Use these MIDI files interactively with Home Concert Xtreme. Show the piano tracks in notation on the computer screen. Set your own tempo. Use Learn mode and the on-screen keyboard to figure out the notes. Use Jam mode for steady practice. Loop sections to drill your fingers!

  • Chromatics
  • Coordination
  • Flying Fingers I
  • Flying Fingers II
  • Interlacing
  • Large Rotation
  • Left Hand
  • Legato
  • Legato and Staccato
  • Octaves
  • Quite Contrary
  • Right Hand
  • Small Rotation
  • Staccato
  • Whole Tones