This late elementary piece has been a hit since the day it was written. Lively and energetic, it is a thrilling piece for students to master. But there are those annoying last four measures which have devilled generations of aspirants.
Consider the following eight points.
Revised October 2022
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.