The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Walkthrough (1)

Bars 1 - 4

Very calm and gently expressive (sans rigeur = freely). Fill up the first long note with a subdivision that you imagine, such as the example given (or something else) to help connect it to the rest of the phrase. The wrist needs to be very free and the hand mobile in the opening phrase for suppleness of phrasing. The touch is legato; pedal is not necessary but you can use tiny dabs here and there for colour. The upbeat to bar 3 needs to be firm; lean on...

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