In Old Havana is a highly energetic latin-styled piece with lots of rhythmic interest. This piece challenges intermediate and late intermediate students with professional latin “montuno” piano rhythms that are common in Havana and South Florida, but when mastered, will be an impressive recital and a good performance piece later for gigs that need an upbeat latin dance number. Mixtures of son and rhumba claves keep listeners and performers on their toes.
Key: A minor
Pedagogy: intricate latin rhythm clave syncopations, staccato