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Summer Nights of Formosa

Ming-Jui Liu (b. 1987)
Modern period

Skill level: Advanced Intermediate
I

Time signature: 4/4, Andante con tenerezza

Suggested tempo: = 59 - 63 bpm

Key: E

Positions I - IX

2 voices: tremolo with moderately complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 3 min


Formosa, the ancient name of Taiwan, was titled by Portuguese sailors when they marked the island on their maps in the sixteenth century. This short piece is written in the style of old Taiwanese folksongs with a delightful melody.

Tremolo
Shifting
Chord Transitioning
Finger Independence
Scales
Right Hand Arpeggios
Left Hand Arpeggios
Slurs
Bass Stopping
Harmonics
Extended Techniques

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by the composer, Ming-Jui Liu