Students should be sure to bring out the tenderness in this lullaby. Highlighting the melodic aspects in both hands will help to create a peaceful mood. The frequent hand positions changes, finger crossings, and finger substitutions in the left hand can be difficult. The only articulation used is legato, and pedal can also help create a smooth sound. Students may want to use the una corda pedal in the final measures to produce a special, extra soft dynamic level.
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