About Wildflower Cascades intermediate piano sheet music
Wildflower Cascades intermediate piano sheet music challenges your students to master their chords and inversions.
I love teaching chords to my students. There is something about broken chords that allow music to sound harder than it really is.
In this original intermediate piano solo, Wildflower Cascades, there are chords and inversions sprinkled across the pages.
The main theme is primarily centered around triads and the left hand contains repeated patterns.
For the B section, the right hand gets some busy sixteenth note work, but if you analyze the chords, they are simple inversions.
The best way to help a student with this is to take each sixteenth note cluster and practice them blocked before broken.
This makes a shimmering intermediate piano solo for recitals.
4 pages. Key of C.
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Musical Elements in Wildflower Cascades intermediate piano sheet music
- Note values: dotted half note, half note, dotted quarter note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth note
- Note reading: bass clef D2-A3, treble clef C4-E6
- Left hand and right hand crossing over each other
- Right hand scale
- B-flat accidental
- Broken chords and inversions
Teaching Tips for Wildflower Cascades intermediate piano sheet music
The focus of this piece is chords and inversions. Encourage your students to discover the chords that are featured by highlighting or color-coding each chord and inversion.
The sixteenth note section poses the biggest challenge for dexterity. I would have my students practice each chord and inversion blocked until they can transition smoothly from one to the next. Then, when they can fluently play the blocked chords, I would have them play the individual notes. If a student struggles to rush this section, have them practice staccato to be sure each finger is playing clearly.
Measures 27-end is the biggest challenge with note reading as the right hand goes up to three ledger lines. Because the melody is repeated from the first section, this will make it easier for the student to learn. Help them see the similarities in this section from the first section.
For fun, tell your student to play around with different ornamentation for the final section of this piece. There are many places to add small trills that will finish the piece out beautifully.