“Lucky Star” uses a fun mix of minor seventh chords, diminished seventh chords, and other unique combinations. Students should be comfortable with crossing hands before attempting this work . The general mood is contemplative. Rubato helps create this quality. Using the pedal and playing legato are also important aspects. This is a great piece for students that love to play expressively and experiment with dramatic timing and dynamic inflections.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow