Peaceful River by : Lynette Sharp
Description: Purpose: I wanted young students to work on playing a smooth; lyrical piece; and thus improve their musicianship.
Suggestions for Instruction: * Practice the left-hand harmonic intervals (p.2) without the melody line; naming each interval. Next; try the left- and right-hand harmonic intervals on page 4.
* Practice the white-key arpeggios on page 3. Have the student try them without pedal at first; to work on legato playing. Then; add the pedal; being sure to change it smoothly where indicated. After the white key arpeggios in “Peaceful River” are mastered; the student may try all white key arpeggios; ascending and descending.
* Discuss the dynamics on page 3. Notice that during the ascending arpeggio; there is a crescendo; and as the arpeggio descends; there is a diminuendo.
* It is especially important that the student be taught musical sensitivity while playing this piece. Discuss the title of the piece; and how the music fits the title. Ask the students questions like: “How would you feel if you were sitting by a peaceful river?” “What would you do while sitting there?”
Key: C Major
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.015 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.04 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL406186|
|UPC Code||73999746372 |
| Piano Level Description ||Mid-Elementary|
| 1st Publication Date||07/2005|
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