Groundhog Day piano music for your young students, free download! This simple little tune tells the story, in brief, of Groundhog's Day. Two versions here - one for elementary, and one for early notereaders.
This is a very simple, even predictable tune. I wanted it to be SHORT, yet tell the story, and use repeating patterns.
Something different I've done with this song in both arrangements is make available a male or a female perspective in line 1 - the groundhog looking out the door is either a "he" or a "she." Why? Because I have three daughters, and I weary of the tacit assumption that all animals in stories are de facto male... it's nice to mix it up.
Today, a student and I talked our way through the odd fingering in this piece before touching the piano keys. She set finger 5 down on the piano lid, then silently scooted finger 4 into that position. Just miming the action ahead of time made actual execution easy.
Here's the young reader version, with melody for shared hands:
I hope you have a student or two who will find this little song to be just what they need on Groundhog's Day!
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