Students will enjoy creating a dreamy atmosphere in “Cloud Painting.” The upper register of the keyboard is used a lot, giving a sense of floating high in the sky. However, the frequent changes in octave are often challenging for students to execute without also slowing down or pausing. The damper pedal is held down the entire time, allowing students to become comfortable with using the pedal without having complicated instructions. The only articulation marked is legato, making it easier to focus on honing the skill of playing smoothly.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow