This piece is part of the collection Styles & Smiles, Vol. 1.
This “Category Five” piece could technically be early intermediate, but the speed makes it closer to intermediate in level.
Moving back and forth between D minor and C minor 5-finger positions, this piece demands fast and precise execution. It’s a great sequel to Speed Limit: 208.
This piece was released as a single as Hurricane Irma was approaching the Florida Keys, where Alijam’s headquarters are. The cover graphic is the NOAA satellite image from September 4, 2017.
Key: D minor/C minor
Mood: aggressive, destructive, intense
Pedagogy: speed, hand position changes, 3+3+3+3+3+4 rhythm patterns, hand crossings