Miss Didi''s studies, Op.85 is the first volume of a series of two by Théodore Lack. Containing 20 studies for beginner or upper-beginner pianists, the rhythms used are easy and the tempo quite slow. Keys are maximum of 1 flat or 1 sharp.
These 20 first studies of one page each are named: 1. Prélude, 2. Chanson du voyageur, 3. Berceuse, 4. N/A, 5. Valse, 6. N/A, 7. Alsacienne, 8. Le Rouet, 9. Tyrolienne, 10. Musette, 11. N/A, 12. Lied, 13. N/A, 14. Improvisation, 15. N/A, 16. Tarentelle, 17. Rondino, 18. N/A, 19. Romance and 20. Guigue.
This first volume is followed by a second one and can be studied alongside the two volumes of exercises called Miss Didi''s Exercises, Op.85 for a more complete method.
Théodore Lack (1846-1921) was a French pianist and composer who also composed a ''Piano Method for Four-hand Piano, Op. 269''.