• Chris Caton-Greasley

Interpretation: The Grand Old Duke

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

The Grand Old Duke of York is an excellent study for March time and playing with a metronome or drum beat.

In the Level 2 program the primary purpose for the piece is to learn a particular finger pattern which is detailed below. The second reason is to become accustomed to using the first and second time bars.


Before practising this piece we recommend you play the scale of G major and that you have covered sharps in the Knowledge Skills section.



Requirements

Music


Optional Resources


Full Explanation: First and Second Time Bars.


The first time you play this line, play the bar with the number 1 over the top. Then repeat the passage by returning to the other repeat sign between bars 2 and 3 on page 1.


The second time you play this line miss out the bar with the number 1 over the top, instead play the bar with the number 2 over the top.


Demonstration


Practice this first



Complete Version


 

Audio Files

Left Hand Part


This is the left hand part.

  • Play along with the right hand to ensure you can play it in time.

  • Play along with the left hand to understand how it feels hands together.

This version is slow and include all repeats.

Right Hand Part


This is the right hand part.

  • Play along with the left hand to ensure you can play it in time.

  • Play along with the right hand to understand how it feels hands together.

This version is slow and include all repeats.



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