Slavic Dance by George Peter Tingley. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Late Elementary level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary); NFMC Level: Primary Class 4. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22460).
This lively dance will fit small hands but it is big on style and character. The key (D minor) and the tempo (quasi scherzando) help to create the Slavic style indicated by the title. Teachers will find this solo to be an excellent study of several technical skills: legato vs. staccato playing, voicing left-hand melodies and moving around the keyboard. Students will find it to be a satisfying and fun piece to play. It is sure to be a hit on recitals or contests.
About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.