The tempo may be too fast right now, but the ♩=120 marking is to give you an idea of a good tempo for this piece. This doesn’t mean you need to play it at the tempo this week. In fact, you can play it much slower and still have an effective performance as a beginner. Try ♩=72 as a goal for this week. Main thing…have fun!
We’ll be playing this piece for a couple of weeks so it may be helpful to split it in half. Focus on the 1st section (measures 1-8) this week and the remainder the following week.
By Edvard Grieg
Arr. by Jeff Cunningham