Chipper and quirky, “Sobre el Puente de Avignon” is fun to play. Since the second half of the piece is an exact copy of the first half, it can sound repetitive. To keep performances engaging, students may consider adding subtle dynamic changes between the sections. Articulation is especially important in the melody, and paying attention to accidentals is necessary in the left hand. Students should keep a steady, brisk tempo to capture the cheery mood.
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