Customer Reviews for Eye of the Storm
April 30, 2013
A fine teaching piece
The Eye of the Storm by Randall Hartsell has become a teaching staple in my studio alongside Morning at Spring Meadow and The Great Escape by the same composer. Students enjoy sounding amazing, playing patterns and scales all over the keyboard. This piece has a clear ABA form, whose B section has a LH Alberti bass under a singing RH, which is perfect for teaching tonal balance and connecting pedaling. The minor key and warm full pedal sound makes this serve equally well as an étude or an ever popular recital piece. It does not have very much in the way of musical complexity, so there is a danger or students getting addicted to Hartsell's almost pop-romantic style, and spoiled for Haydn or Bach which can sometimes sound not so thrilling to the untrained ear yet is often far more complex! Probably most people would rate this intermediate. It is a good first "intermediate" level piece. Maybe it could almost be rated early intermediate.
Location: from Upstate New York
August 6, 2009
A very pretty song
Learned this song as a much younger pianist, my teacher had me play it for a concert. It's a beautiful song, with an up pace tempo and moderately difficult fingering.
12 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Clayton D Killpack
Location: from Salt Lake City, UT
September 11, 2006
finger flying fun
This is a wonderful quick piece for kids and adults alike. Up pace tempo is magnificient.
10 of 21 people found this review helpful.