Grandpa's Pocket Watch (Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Showcase Solo Level 3/Late Elementary). By Deborah Brady. For Piano/Keyboard. 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. 4 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296462).
This charming piano solo calls to mind a child's curiosity and fascination with a prized heirloom - a grandfather's pock watch. The piece happily ticks along in alternating hand staccato notes with simply LH crossovers. Then, the music imitates the watch as it begins to run down, slowing until it stops completely with a long fermata. The B section depicts grandfather winding the watch and the A return sets off ticking happily once more until the end. A delightful way to introduce students to alternating-hand staccato, crossover and easy shifts in hand position, all within simple 5-finger pattern positions. HLSPL Level 3 Late Elementary piano solo.4/4. 3 pgs., 35 measures. Tempo: Brightly; G Major 5-finger patterns. ABA form. Moderate use of hand position shifts, staying within an easy range of motion. Accidentals; 8va; LH crossovers. Alternating hand Legato and staccato articulation. Perf. time: 1 min. 9 seconds
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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.