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Finally tells a story of the elation that one might experience when learning that a looming disappointment will never come to pass. This early intermediate tune, in six-eight time, opens in dminor before modulating to D-major where it explodes with joy expressed in easily fingered, repetitive scale passages that are accompanied by simple,…
Inspired by popular pirate movie soundtracks, A Pirate’s Gig offers early intermediate students a chance to escape to the world of high seas and swashbucklers. Beware: the scalawag who tries to play this tune without counting the rhythm might be forced to walk the plank.
All I Want From You is a beautiful romantic style piece that will be a new favorite of your intermediate level adult students. In this piece, a simple melodic dialog grows into a yearning plea that refuses to go unheard.
October is a musical picture of this cold, grey month in the Pacific Northwest. If the blues were grey, this is what they might sound like.
Arietta in G. This light piece that seems to float is great choice for students when learning to play with a quiet thumb.
Arietta in A Minor is a beautiful elementary level piece written in ABA form. A tender opening section in the tonic is followed by a happier middle, in the relative C major, before it finally closes with a sense of bittersweet acceptance.