Beginning students do not often play in a wide variety of time signatures, but Jostling Joe gives them this opportunity. Since 5/4 is not a common time signature, clear counting should be maintained. Numerous articulations are marked, such as two-note slurs, staccatos, and legato passages. Though the hands are mostly in parallel motion with one note each, two of the measures require careful voicing. Frequent dynamic changes also should be noted. This is a perky, short work.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow