Carl Czerny

This whimsical piece offers countless opportunities to make choices regarding articulation, including two-note slurs, legato, and staccato. Rhythmic variety adds interest but also potential difficulties for less-experienced students. Watch out for the tendency to play all of the chords in the accompaniment the same volume for each beat. Bright and cheerful, the character of this piece can be captured by many students.


Caroline Krause, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa