John Franek’s contemporary miniatures delight audiences while engaging developing pianists. In this particular miniature, students will get experience in mixed time signatures, Lydian mode, and finger substitution. (In fact, if it weren’t for the mixed time signatures, this piece would have been early intermediate, so it’s a great piece to introduce to a student who is anxious about progressing to the next level!)
Key: D Lydian (no key signature)
Mood: pompous, regal.
Pedagogy: mixed time signatures, finger substitution, fermatas.