The first three bars of the Transcendental Étude No. 3
Transcendental Étude No. 3 in F, "Paysage" (Scenery), is the third of twelve Transcendental Études by Franz Liszt. It is generally considered to be one of the easier studies.
The piece suggests a peaceful country scene. It is said that Liszt got the idea of writing this étude while watching the scenery change during a train ride. The first section is played poco adagio with a sempre legato e placido indication at the start. There are gentle arpeggios and constant dynamic changes and syncopation, and the melody is often played in thirds or octaves.