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F Major Demonstrations

Summer of '42

Summer
of ‘42

This slow and expressive theme serves as a right hand exercise for a repeated short rhythm pattern arranged in a higher and lower octave requiring several hand position changes. It also is an exercise in half-steps demonstrated with each varied melodic pattern in a small range and the key change from F minor to F major with left hand chord progressions F or Fm to Bb or Bbm.  Simple left hand broken chords or octave shifts from root or chord notes to broken or block chords are used with chords F Fm Bb Bbm and C7. Other chords include A, Ab, Dm D, E, Eb and Gm with some 6ths, major 7ths and lowered 5ths and 9ths.

Alleluia in F Major

Alleluia

(8 measures)

For coordination of a right hand single position melody having a short repeated rhythm pattern of eighth, quarter and half notes combined with chords F Bb and C7, accompanied with a single position left hand for whole note chord roots.

Amazing Grace in F Major

Amazing Grace (16 measures)

For coordination of a pentatonic melody having two repeated patterns of eighth, quarter, dotted quarter, half and dotted half notes with two hand changes, accompanied with mostly sustained left hand partial chords F, Bb and C7 in E position.

French Lullaby in F Major

French Lullaby (16 measures)

For rhythm coordination with both hands in F position, this melody includes quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with block and broken F and C7 chords.

Plaisir D’Amour I in F Major

Plaisir D’Amour I (16 measures)

For rhythm coordination with both hands mostly in F position (the right hand has two changes), this melody includes quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with block and broken F, Bb and C7 chords.

Plaisir D’Amour II in F Major

Plaisir D’Amour II (16 measures)

For rhythm coordination with both hands mostly in F position (the right hand has two changes), this melodic variation includes quarter, half and dotted half notes accompanied with block and broken F, Bb and C7 chords.

The First Bach Chorale
The First Bach Chorale in F Major

The First Bach Chorale (12 measures)

For a coordination challenge with two simultaneous melodic lines requiring several changes in both hands.

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