Monster Behind the Door by Catherine Wilson is mysterious, intriguing with a quirky feel.
The use of semitones / half-steps helps create an eerie quality that is reinforced by the use of tritones in the riff-like left hand. The final major chord makes us wonder whether there was ever actually a monster behind the door!
Instrument: Piano Solo
Approximate difficulty level: Grade 2 - 3 / Early Intermediate
Key: Tonal centre of C, uses the notes C, D, Eb, F#, G over different octaves
Time signature: 4/4
Features: Intervals of semitones / half-steps, minor 3rds and tritones, left hand ostinato-style riff, hand crossing
Focus: To explore unusual tonality, build confidence lifting hands away from the keys, maintain a regular pulse
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