Category Archives: Tricky

“Prance”

“Prance” shares both mood and style with “Sashay”.  Both feature simple melodies which quickly morph into more complex development section requiring some dexterity. Both are a little tricky but are fun to play. My music scores are deliberately spare in terms … Continue reading

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“Sashay”

Sashay lives up to its title with a lovely flowing melody floating over a 6/8 dance  rhythm. But that simple melody quickly morphs into a cascade of 16th notes requiring some dexterity before moving into the development section.  There melody … Continue reading

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“Laika” … A Beautiful Tribute

“Laika is one of my favorite compositions.  The lovely melodies seemed to float through my mind on cosmic wings and only after I wrote the final note, did I realize most of it was created almost unconsciously. It should be … Continue reading

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Tricky Tardigrades

  “Tricky Tardigrades” is a lively and melodic piece in which the steady cascade of notes requires moderate skills. It should be played with lightly controlled dynamics and tempo. Close attention to the accented sub-melody notes will give a lovely … Continue reading

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“Moody Melody for the Left Hand”

Moody Melody is one of the rare pieces written for the left hand alone.  Of all the popular musical instruments, only the piano offers the complete range of  88 notes most usually used in Western music.  And several notes can … Continue reading

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“Für Mileva” … For Mileva

  “Für Mileva” features a series of stately chords leading into a cascade of flowing notes which herald the beautiful melody which is the focal point of this piece. It should be played with delicate emotion including subtle rubato nuances.  Some … Continue reading

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“Rivulet” … A Lovely Recital Piece

. This pretty piece  takes its inspiration from the ripples of a mountain stream as it cascades over mossy rocks towards a small quiet pool.  The delicate flow of notes moves towards a quiet sequence of gentle harmonic chords before … Continue reading

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