Toccatina Twister by E. L. Lancaster and Kelsey Lancaster. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Form: Toccata. Late Elementary. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.20732).
While practicing the piano one day, Kelsey turned to her father and asked "Why can't I ever play anything like this?" and immediately improvised the first 10 measures of Toccatina Twister. E. L. took her idea and expanded it to a 58-measure, late elementary solo written in D minor. Students move around the keyboard in a variety of 5-finger patterns as the piece twists and turns. Both staccato and legato touches are used, making this solo a good technical study as well.
Location: from Aliso Viejo, CA
September 26, 2010
Very Highly Recommend!
This piece has been a teaching favorite for the past 6 years. My students always enjoy learning this piece was co-written by 9 year old Kelsey Lancaster and her Dad, E.L. Lancaster. Great for teaching keyboard geography, rhythm and dynamics. Highly recommend!
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Location: from Stow, MA
November 8, 2006
As an adult beginner, I love this piece. It's enough of a challenge to feel like a real accomplishment now I've learned it and it gets my hands moving away from the center of the keyboard. It's also a good piece for practicing maintaining a steady rhythm, and for learning...
14 of 26 people found this review helpful.