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Chimes by Margaret Goldston


This is a lovely piece that features interesting chord progressions, use of legato pedaling, and a modulation to the relative minor. The repetitive sequence makes this composition comfortable and quick to learn. At the same time, the harmonies and pedaling provide a dreamy atmosphere that sounds mature and is appealing to older students and adults students.

"Chimes" at a Glance

Level: Late Elementary

Key: G Major

Tempo: Peacefully (about quarter note = 80)

Hand-size limitations: Must be able to play blocked 6th.

Technical Challenges:

- some measures require playing blocked intervals with the thumb on a black key. Students must be able to play comfortably forward in the black keys in order to navigate these changes smoothly. (m. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.)

Available on Amazon in Contest Winners, Book 2 and as a solo sheet

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