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Interpretation: Jumps & Slides

Updated: May 29, 2021

This piece was composed to work on the skill of staccato when combined with piano and forte dynamics. There is only one note which is not played staccato.

This piece is good to use for metronome practice



Learning Objectives

The learning objective sets the reasons for learning this piece. It does not cover all reasons, only the most important ones.

Interpretation Skills

Fluency Skills

  • To play C5, D5, E5, F5, G5

  • To play C3, G3

  • To play on the beat without pauses


Demonstration Video


Complete Practice Method

  1. Read the letter names out loud.

  2. Play the hands apart initially, focusing on how you start the sound of each staccato note.

  3. Play the hands apart initially, focusing on the sound between the legato notes.

  4. Play each hand with the metronome starting at 60 beats per minute.

  5. Play hands together maintaining the beat.

  6. Play with the metronome aim to maintain the beat.

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Use the rhythm cards below to learn the level 1 rhythms. Aim to play each rhythm with a metronome starting at 60 beats per minute increasing by up to 5 beats per minutes every time you get it right.

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