Tom Bowling


As a general principle, we pianists make connections between sounds manually wherever possible in a legato context, joining by finger. Sometimes, finger substitutions help us to achieve an even better legato (such as the “3-5” in the LH of bar 17). We can also side from a black note to a white note using the same finger (the RH in bars 15-16). In addition to helping us with legato, the pedal in Tom Bowling is used to add resonance. As a general principle, pedal according to harmony, making sure to show the LH rests in bars 9-12. Here is a...

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