What qualities make a melody beautiful? Why are we drawn to certain tunes more than others and somehow never tire of playing them? Using a sampling of airs in various modes and styles, learn some of the essential ingredients of a "beauty tune" and what to look for when choosing (or composing!) your own pieces. Working from lead sheets, suggestions will also be made for simple but effective left hand accompaniment and tips on dynamics and phrasing to play the melody more musically.
Experienced beginner to Adv, ability to read helpful but all levels welcome.