This early intermediate piano solo has a legato feel throughout, with some rubato needed to help shape each phrase – the music should flow easily and rhythmically, paying careful attention to dynamics and tempo changes. Use the pedal sparingly, mainly to connect LH chord changes. The change of hand positions (RH under LH at bar 25, and reversed at bar 28) should flow smoothly without disturbing the rhythmical evenness. Soft LH chords with a well weighted RH melody is essential for good balance. The last 4 bars should have a descending whirlpool effect.
As an alternative or as a full repeat, try a swing rhythm to create a jazz feel – practicing with a swing beat (and then in reverse swing if you can manage it) tends to make the even quaver version much more secure.
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