The Great Smoky Mountains

Glover Level 4. Utilizing chordal arpeggios and full chords sustained by the sostenuto pedal, this visually impressive piece uses repeated patterns to make the music easy to memorize and play accurately. Once students understand the simple concepts presented by hand-over-hand triad arpeggios in mostly C-major and A-minor, they will gain confidence in their ability to tackle a tough-looking manuscript that is actually quite accessible to the early intermediate pianist. An ideal piece for teaching the benefits of slow, methodical practice because students will enjoy mastering the easy coordination that makes them look so professional to their proud parents!