This is a nice piece for practicing having the melody appear in both hands, creating a “call and answer” effect. Students should think of each phrase in four-measure sections to keep the melodic line flowing and uninterrupted. Subtle dynamic changes add variety to this piece. Since the pedal markings are sparse, students will need to be conscientious about playing legato.
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Reaching Out, for Solo Piano is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2004.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow