With a Yo-Ho-Ho! by Catherine Rollin. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Late Elementary level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. SMP Level 1 (Elementary); NFMC Level: Primary Class 2. Sheet. 4 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.24187).
With a yo-ho-ho, with a yo-ho-ho, it's a pirate's life for me. These are the words that Catherine sang to herself as she wrote this delightful solo. They fit the four-bar rhythm pattern of the melody perfectly which is repeated throughout and can be used to help capture the spirit of the piece as well. In 4/4 meter, it is written in the key of A minor. The left hand provides an excellent study in fifths and broken chords. The jaunty style is sure to appeal to a variety of students.
About SMP Level 1 (Elementary)
Very little hand movement and the introduction of 3 note chords.