The single voice piece highlights smooth transitions from hand to hand. It is imparative to pay close attention to the slurs.
Each hand remains in a closed five finger position, only playing white keys, so that this is a wonderful supplemental piece for the piano novice.
One of the most sought-after clinicians in music education of his time, Lynn Freeman Olson was also a prolific composer of music for keyboard study and classroom use. With degrees from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Olson traveled to an average of 30 states each year presenting workshops and clinics for conventions, teacher groups and school systems prior to his death in 1987.
Near The Beginning is published by Carl Fischer, 1971
Dr. Alan Huckleberry, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy, The University of Iowa