Reticulating Splines is an early-intermediate piano solo built primarily on the I, vi, IV, V chord progression. It uses repeated patterns to help make the piece a quick learn. Syncopated pedaling is used throughout, but it’s always simply one pedal change per measure until the last line, so that makes it an ideal learning piece for students who are just beginning to learn syncopated pedaling.
The title is a reference to an old video game. Most of my students are probably too young to know that connection, but “Reticulating Splines” is fun to say and makes me smile, so that seemed like a good enough reason to use it.
The piece comes with a studio license, giving the purchasing teacher the right to use it with an unlimited number of his or her own private students.