Piano Test Pieces
Test Pieces: To whom it may concern. Some of these pieces overlap many of the tests. Below is their primary intent.
  • Action Tests:
    • Scales
    • Fast single key repeat: bass, mid, treble
    • Trills: bass, tenor, treble
    • Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 5 "Feux Follet"
    • Frédéric Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 4, No. 8, No. 12
    • Frédéric Chopin Impromptu Op. 66 (Presto)
  • Tone Tests:
    • Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 3 "Paysage"
    • Frédéric Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2
    • Frédéric Chopin Impromptu Op. 66 (Largo)
  • Brightness Test:
    • Frédéric Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 5 "Black Keys"
  • Loudness Tests:
    • Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 1 "Preludio" (ƒƒƒ)
    • Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 8 "Wilde Jagd" (Presto Furioso ƒƒƒ)
    • Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 10 (Stretta ƒƒ)
    • Frédéric Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 4 (Measures 69-79 ƒƒƒ)
  • Contrast Tests:
    • Frédéric Chopin Scherzo Op. 31 No. 2
    • Frédéric Chopin Op. 22 Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
    • Frédéric Chopin Op. 60 Barcarolle