INTRO AND AUDIO



Play's The Thing
Level: Intermediate
Focus: Recreation

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“The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.” Hamlet Act II, scene ii

When Hamlet spoke these lines they were full of dire meanings and tense foreboding—but here “play’s the thing” is intended to mean just that—we’re here to play. These pieces were designed for fun, pleasure, and recreation. Many are what I call “pattern” pieces. The patterns are quite simple and repeat in a consistent manner; most players should find these quite easy to learn. The pieces in this category are Prelude, Rolling Rock, Sea Sixths, Bouncing Around, Criss Cross, Czerny’s Journey, and Paul’s Reverie. The remaining pieces may require a bit more effort but with the help of the study notes (and teacher) they should be manageable for players at an early- to mid- intermediate level. Most of the pieces are bouncy and jazzy—a few are a little bit sentimental. They may be particularly useful for players (of all ages) who need a pick-me-up. Many can also serve as useful little study pieces of etudes for the development of technical skills.

SELECTED AUDIO

Prelude

Audio MP3


Rolling Rock

Audio MP3


Sea Sixths

Audio MP3


Bouncing Around

Audio MP3


Whisking Around

Audio MP3


Horsing Around

Audio MP3


Flying Around

Audio MP3


Criss Cross

Audio MP3


Tea Time At The Plaza

Audio MP3


Cordon Blues

Audio MP3


Czerny's Journey

Audio MP3


Dig Ludwig

Audio MP3


Leopold Grows Bold

Audio MP3


Paul's Reverie

Audio MP3


Jean's Blues

Audio MP3