Mountain Melody

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Mountain Melody is a charming little piece written in E minor, which evokes a wistful mood and encourages the student to feel the melody.  There are only three different broken chords in the left hand for the first and last sections which makes it easy to learn.  The middle section is a little more challenging with a beautiful progression of chords sustaining the right hand.

This piece is excellent for  introducing playing with a little “style”.  Encourage the student to relax and move his body with the music.   If you can find a clip of the controversial and wonderfully theatrical Lang Lang,  have your student watch this wildly entertaining pianist for a few moments.  Years ago, pianists were required by custom to sit like the Sphinx, with upper body motionless and fingers as mechanical as typists hammering away on Royal typewriters.   Today we have jerking and jiving and twerking and vibrating by Pop stars and these odd gyrations have mercifully liberated even classical pianists from their straitjackets.

So have fun with this relatively easy piece which allows and even encourages expression.

Mountain Music clip

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Click the link above to download complete score.

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