The Trumpet and the Drum Op. 89, No. 20

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The Trumpet and the Drum Op. 89, No. 20 by Russian composer Dmitri Kabalevsky is a 20th Century era work from his set called 35 Easy Pieces. It’s a Late Elementary work featuring Blocked 2nds and Extended Hand Positions.

The Stubborn Mule (Clark)

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Stubborn Mule by American composer Frances Clark is a Modern era work from her method called The Music Tree. It’s a Primary work featuring Partial Staff Notation, Melodic 2nds and Blocked 2nds.

Blocked 2nds


Two notes played together, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 2nd apart.