Etudes Volume 3: Listen!

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  • Ballet Class Music: Etudes Volume 3“: 32 new piano selections for ballet class, composed and performed by pianist (33 selections in total)
  • iTunes, GooglePlay, amazon, CD Baby and other options, domestic and international
  • Ballet class music for barre and centre practice, including pirouettes, adage, petit allegro, and grand allegro (barre selections played twice for classroom convenience)
  • Over 75 minutes of music!
  • New album (released 2013), for teachers and students of ballet, early majors level, has fewer selections but many are longer, especially in grand allegro
  • Etudes Vol 3 available for $9.99 at iTunes, or as low as $17.95 in CD format (CDs in stock)

  • Listen to music selection samples from Robert Long’s newest album, Ballet Class Music: Etudes Volume 3 (directly below)

Click on Arrow Head for each selection to hear sample and see the dance exercise name

SIDE PRACTICE, at the BARRE ( barre selections 2-12 are played twice to provide music for both sides)

     
  • 1. Warm Up Warm Up: 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 128 counts | Also: Fondus
  • 2. Plies Plies: 6/8 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts
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  • 3. Plies Alternate (slower) Plies Alternate (slower): 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts
  • 4. Battements Tendus Battements Tendus: 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts |Also: Degages, Glisses
  • 5. Battements Glisses Battements Glisses: 6/8 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 128 counts | Also: Jettes, Petits Retires
  • 6. Ronds de Jambe a Terre & Battements Fondus Ronds de Jambe a Terre and Battements Fondus: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts
  • 7. Battements Frappes & Petits Battements Battements Frappes and Petits Battements: 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: Serres
  • 8. Battements Frappes & Petits Battements Alternate (faster) Battements Frappes and Petits Battements Alternate (faster): 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: Serres, Pirouettes at the barre
  • 9. Ronds de Jambe en l’air Ronds de Jambe en l’air: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 32 counts
  • 10. Developpes Developpes: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: Developpes Passes, Fouettes of Adage
  • 11. Port de Bras Port de Bras: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 48 counts | Also: Barre Stretch
  • 12. Grands battements Grands Battements: 6/8 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Suggestion: for accent in, leg up on count 4 of intro

  • CENTRE PRACTICE

  • 13. Centre Port de Bras Port de Bras: 6/8 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: Temps Lie, Chasses
  • 14. Battements Tendus with Grands Battements Battements Tendus with Grands Battements: 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Tntro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: with Pirouettes
  • 15. 1st Pirouettes 1st Pirouettes: 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts
  • 16. 2nd Pirouettes 2nd Pirouettes: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: Pas de Valse, Balances
  • 17. Adage in 3/4 Adage in 3/4: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts
  • 18. Adage in 4/4 Adage in 4/4: 4/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 72 counts | 4 sets of 16 + 8 counts coda

  • PETIT ALLEGRO

  • 19. Sautes Sautes: 2/4 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 128 counts | 8 sets of 16
  • 20. 9/8 Petit Allegro 9/8 Petit Allegro: 9/8 | 1 bar = 3 counts | Intro 6 counts | 96 counts
  • 21. 6/8 Petit Allegro Petit Allegro: 6/8 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | Length 128 counts | Glissades, Ballonnes, Echappes, Jettes
  • 22. 6/8 Petit Allegro (faster) 6/8 Petit Allegro (faster): 6/8 | 1 bar = 2 counts | Intro 4 counts | 128 counts | identical music, faster tempo
  • 23. Pas de Basques Pas de Basques: 3/4 | 1 bar = 3 counts | Intro 6 counts | Length 96 counts | Also: Pas de Basque Sautes, Glisses, Coupes Chasses Pas de Bourrees
  • 24. Ballonnes Composes Ballonnes Composes: 3/4 | 1 bar = 3 counts | Intro 6 counts | Length 192 counts | Also: Pas de Basque Sautes, Glisses

  • GRAND ALLEGRO

  • 25. Balances en Tournant Balances en Tournant: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Also: Runs, Chasses, Poses Temps Leves
  • 26. Waltz Enchainement 1 Waltz Enchainement 1: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 112 counts | 48 + 64, or 7 sets of 16
  • 27. Waltz Enchainement 2 Waltz Enchainement 2: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 128 counts | Pirouettes from corner, Grands Jetes en Tournant
  • 28. Waltz Enchainement 3 Waltz Enchainement 3: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 128 counts
  • 29. Lyrical 3/4 Enchainement Lyrical 3/4 Enchainement 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | 4 counts | 64 counts | Suggestion: Free Movement Study
  • 30. Coda 1 (slower) Coda 1 (slower): 2/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts | Fouette Turns, Pique Turns (or Frappes at barre)
  • 31. Coda 2 Coda 2: 2/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 96 counts | Fouettes, Piques, Poses Temps Leves, Coupes Poses Chasses
  • 32. Chaines Chaines: 2/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 96 counts | Also: Batterie Exercises
  • 33. Reverence with Port de Bras/Stretch Reverence with Port de Bras/Stretch: 3/4 | 1 bar = 1 count | Intro 4 counts | Length 64 counts
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