Etude 1, Glide:

This is a short piece I wrote during an hour I had between students, and it was inspired by a small compositional idea I had while driving to work, listening to Tchaikovsky on the radio. I used a modified theme from a larger work I’ve written (sheet music and mp3 now available for download) called “Drift.” Glide seems to be a favorite of my students, and I like having them work on it because of the techniques they are required to use, in addition to the musical ideas it brings out of them.

Difficulty: Beginner to slightly Intermediate.

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