Reed burkholder

This piece has a nice combination of playing just one hand at a time and also occasionally adding another voice. Keeping the harmonies simple is good for beginning students. However, the occasional accidentals can be challenging if students have not had a lot of experience with them yet. A few measures with staccato makings offer a good contrast to the other basic articulation, legato. One should be sure to observe the occasional rests as well as hold the long notes for their full value.


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow


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