“The Spinning Top” is an ideal choice for young pianists that love mastering a challenge. Both hands have their fair share of sixteenth notes. The right hand has the unique challenge of repeated notes, while the left hand has a section with dotted rhythms. Clarity and a strong, confident tone are two of the most crucial aspects of the piece. Practicing the hands alone is a fantastic way for mastering some of the technical difficulties.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow