Ezri 2 – Study

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Ezri’s second study

This requires great concentration, always thinking ahead to (a) each next step; (b) the phrase ahead. My first thought was for this as an exercise in joining the tones, but it can also be played detached. After the first two bars the ‘simile’ means that you’d be expected to continue with the same phrasing: I was too lazy to put all of the slurs in!

First, though, let’s take the ‘tune’: it’s the first note of each set. Even when you put everything back together, we want to hear this tune singing out at the bass of each chord.

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The tune framework of this piece