and my student brings two pieces to play for me.
Each of them is one page long
but the first one has chordal texture of eighth-notes
while the other is polyphonic with sixteenth-notes.
My student is struggling with playing
correct notes of the polyphonic piece
but the other one goes fine.
I ask him: How much time
did you spend on practicing it?
And the student says:
About the same time as the other piece.
Then I ask him to look at both pages and count
the approximate number of notes in each piece.
It turns out the polyphonic piece has
three times more notes on that page.
Does that mean he should spend
three times as much time practicing it
as the other one?
Diatonic Sequence in F Major (I-I42-IV6)