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
Link for replacement sheet music.
Link to PDF note cards
Link to PDF rhythm cards
Keyboard with full size keys, digital piano, studio piano or an acoustic piano (Link: Explanation).
The learning objective sets the reasons for learning this piece. It does not cover all reasons, only the most important ones.
Play 4 beats in a bar
Play staccato notes (Link: An article about Staccato)
Play legato notes (Link: An article about Legato)
To count the beat when playing
To play piano and forte
To play C5, D5, E5, F5, G5
To play C3, G3
To play on the beat without pauses
Complete Practice Method
Read the letter names out loud.
Play the hands apart initially, focusing on how you start the sound of each staccato note.
Play the hands apart initially, focusing on the sound between the legato notes.
Play each hand with the metronome starting at 60 beats per minute.
Play hands together maintaining the beat.
Play with the metronome aim to maintain the beat.