Since rhythm is one of the most foundational aspects of music and this piece in particular, careful counting plays a predominant role. Numerous ties in each hand, however, can make this a challenge. Practicing the hands alone will increase one’s confidence before coordinating the hands together. It is crucial that the staccato notes remain super short and crisp throughout.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow