Thank you for the clarification and your insights. I love and worship Beethoven, but I find his piano pieces difficult (exacerbated by my short hand reach) no matter how simple the arrangement. The accomplishment of playing his piece makes my heart soar, I can absorb the universe, and I am once again reborn. That's why his pieces are milestones for me. My sight reading is really lacking so improving has to be a 2005 goal.