Checking for Crabs

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Checking for Crabs by Gaynor Leigh

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Checking for Crabs

By following the music, the younger (and therefore smaller) pupil would probably find themselves with their head on its side, checking under the side of a rockpool for crabs to catch.  Such a practice would occasionally result in a nip on the nose, but more likely just a wet ear.  This is discussed by Michael Cole in the Seaton Snook Tape Ballad.

This, along with Pu and Nwod the Senud, Bow to Your Partner and Three Legged Race, is a piece that requires the pianist to engage their whole body with the work, and not just the fingers.