Level 1, Technique and Artistry, Pg. 12
Vivian’s popcorn is crisp and bouncy. The white keys are a “stovetop” sure to produce “super” staccatos, whether loud or soft. A simple F-A-C accompaniment keeps the beat steady and reinforces the staccato. It also leads to an improvised exchange between “talking” popcorn pans. Vivian happily jumps into the contemporary dialogue, using both hands to imitate the teacher’s rhythmic patterns. “See you next time” is her clever sendoff. Who knew staccato–and technique–could be this much fun?