Fire Ants (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Showcase Solo Level 3/Late Elementary). By Betsy Jackson. For Piano. Educational Piano Library. Primary Class 3 piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary); NFMC Level: Primary Class 3. Book only. 6 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296514).
In a steady 4/4 march, notorious fire ants move in and out of their earthen mound, staccato minor seconds depicting their painful sting. Betsy Jackson's fun and imaginative piece makes use of the piano's high, middle, and low registers. A Lynn Freeman Olson Composition Award Winner, 2003 collegiate division. Late Elementary (HLSPL Level 3) piano solo; 4/4 meter; Allegro tempo; some cross-hand notes; 36 measures. Timing: 55 seconds.
About Educational Piano Library:
A piano method featuring optional outstanding orchestral accompaniments on General MIDI disk or Compact Disc
About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.