Canoeing in the Moonlight is a nice and peaceful piece. When I play it, it’s like I am in a canoe. The piece is going quickly but softly, like a drift in the water, which makes it very calming.

I worked on playing softly because the whole purpose of this piece is to be quiet. The legato is important, too, but I had to lift my hands at the right time because lifting too early or too late wouldn’t sound as nice. Lastly,  if I were to edit the piece, I feel it would sound better with a longer ritardando at the end.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
8 days ago

Hello, Zoe. It is relaxing. I love it. Well played. Good job.

Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
8 days ago

Hello Zoe – I first fell in love with your blue and gold picture of the canoe and the evening sky. What a great choice, to perfectly enhance your piece. You played very well – smooth legato arpeggios that feel like slowly moving through water. I agree with you about having a longer ritardando. Although I didn’t want the piece to end! I wanted to keep on floating down the river with you. Great presentation!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
6 days ago

What a lovely piece of music, Zoe, one that I’m not familiar with and I would have loved for it to continue for longer, to continue the moonlit boat trip down the river. Your accompanying picture is just perfect for the piece. Well done 🙂

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Annika Joshi
Annika Joshi(@annika-joshi)
6 days ago

Hi Zoe – Your interpretation was the perfect representation of the canoeing in the moonlight. Very beautifully played. Great work!

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
6 days ago

A beautiful photo and a beautiful piece of music, Zoe. Like others have commented, I didn’t want it to end because it was so wonderful! I could relax to it all day! Well done!

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