A waltz bass accompanies an expressive melodic line in “Dancing Lesson.” Good balance is imperative for making sure the melody comes through well. Students should strive to create long, flowing lines in the right hand. Dynamics, pedaling, and rubato are all important aspects for a musical performance of this piece. The use of first and second repeat signs is a good experience for students.
’Round the Clock is available through Hal Leonard Co., 2007.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow