These studies are based on the vocalises of Giuseppe Concone, 19th century Italian Master of singing and the pianoforte. After moving to Paris in 1837 he became famous as a teacher of the pianoforte, singing, theory and composition. His chief title to fame rests on the composition of a series of Solfeggi which have a world-wide reputation.
Three specific problems are addressed: 1) interpretation of the legato phrase; 2) extension of the low range; and (3) familiarity with the bass (F) clef. Key signatures, time signatures, and dynamic markings have received careful consideration in relation to these problems.
The volume contains 24 etudes.