Setting up a steady, rhythmically accurate accompaniment pattern is perhaps the most crucial element of “Barabar Caves.” With this firm foundation, students can focus more on the melody. The right hand needs to be comfortable playing in both treble and bass clef. Legato lines and long phrases give the piece its sing-song character. This piece only uses white keys, making the learning process easier.
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Around the World in 88 Keys is available through Alfred Publishing, 2006.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow