Once we had settled ourselves in D Major, we began to look at the left-hand accompaniment patterns, and while the student practiced a broken-chord
figuration, the teacher played some of the Pachelbel melodic lines, improvising a few new ones along the way.
A mood of enchantment, where the melodies weave in and out throughout the piece, is created with gorgeous broken-chord
harmonies, chord clusters and a haunting melody; a truly mesmerizing experience!
Some hymns have a walking bass line, and almost all have arpeggio and broken-chord
They feature many technical challenges found in the romantic masterworks: "three-layer" textures, hand-over-hand technique, left-hand melodies, expansive broken-chord
figures, scale runs and use of the keyboard's entire register.