“Track Meet” is a lively etude and is sure to be a hit with students. Both hands have a chance to play the running eighth notes. Students need to focus on clarity and speed. Following good fingering is crucial for increasing the tempo. Kiorpes often employs the simultaneous use of staccato and legato, which is great practice for young pianists. It is important to follow the accent marks in the final measures since they change the meter to a duple feel.
’Round the Clock is available through Hal Leonard Co., 2007.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow