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étude (ā´tōōd), a brief musical composition, usually for piano, fashioned to instruct an instrumentalist in a particular technical problem, such as scales or trills. Succeeding the toccata, popular in the baroque period, the étude was developed into a compactly crafted musical form by Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt.

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étude (Fr.). Study. Comp. intended as a basis for the improvement of the performer's technique. In pf. mus. the term is especially applied to a short piece restricted to the exploitation of one kind of passage. Masterpieces of this kind suitable for public perf. as well as private practice were written by Chopin and Debussy.

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é·tude / āˈt(y)oōd/ • n. a short musical composition, typically for one instrument, designed as an exercise to improve the technique or demonstrate the skill of the player.

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