Arietta


Walkthrough (2)

The Harmony

Practice Notes Use the pedal and bring out the top notes of the chords slightly. The large span in the left hand in bars 6 and 8 can be rolled, or the top note left out. Follow the hairpin dynamic marks, which have been added to highlight the flow of harmonic tension and release. Listen for the way certain notes within chords jostle up against each other to create poignant dissonances. You can find these dissonances visually by looking for intervals of a second or a seventh within a chord. In bar 5, for example, the first beat contains...

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