This collection is an excellent addition to any student's library as they move toward greater skill in their keyboard studies. There is an increase in difficulty and type of technique highlighted throughout the one hundred exercises. A teacher or student may choose whichever exercises apply to the current technical struggles or use the entire book. Indeed the large number of practical elements covered makes this one of the best books for the intermediate level pianist. Schirmer Performance Editions are designed for piano students and their teachers as well as for professional pianists. These editions offer insightful interpretive suggestions, pertinent fingering, and historical and stylistic commentary. Prepared by experienced artists and master teachers, these publications provide an accurate, well-informed score resource for pianists.