I was going to hook this onto the Prelude thread because my teacher wants me to start playing these too. But back to the Etudes - I have never looked at them before. I just ordered the book with complete preludes and etudes. My questions: Are the Etudes killers? ( by killers I mean like Chopin's etudes which are killers to me, and if they are, then I'm in trouble already) Do you have a favorite Etude? Thanks in advance for any insights.