The left hand gets a chance to shine in “Genie in a Jar.” The hands both switch off between melody and accompaniment. However, the melody is atypical and is built on short fragments of scales. Numerous accidentals can make this piece challenging for some. The eighth notes should all be played very evenly. The staccato chords can be used to propel into the next measure. The tempo should remain assertive so that the piece does not drag.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow