“The Dragon’s Story” has a creative element to it since it has descriptive words and phrases that correspond with the music. Rhythm, numerous sharps and flats, and tempo changes are some of the challenges encountered. The dynamics are also an essential detail in this piece. Even though the tempo changes frequently, the eighth notes need to remain steady and even. This can be difficult since the hands are constantly moving to new positions.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow