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Martha Mier, Monkey on a Carousel

Martha Mier

"Monkey on a Carousel" a fun, quirky little piece.  The left hand has a waltz-style accompaniment throughout with a minor second on the second and third beats.  This represents the "out-of-tune" carousel music and adds to the fun of this piece. 

There are various position changes throughout so that students need to be comfortable with this. Also, a good sense of balance between the hands is essential for a successful rendition.

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Biographical Information

Just Imagine, Book 2 can be purchased here


Dr. Alan Huckleberry, Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy, The University of Iowa School of Music