Scary music that's also classical piano music is a great idea! Your students, like mine, will find this free printable piano music for dark nights lots of fun.
The video above is almost exactly like the version I have here.
This music was kindly shared with me by piano teacher and composer/arranger Tabitha S. Kierszka of the Netherlands. Here is what she says about it:
So Tabitha made it easier to read - a good idea for students whose playing ability is beyond their rhythm-reading ability (most piano students).
There is lots of tension in this scary music! That allows your student to play with drama. Though the music sounds difficult, it is much easier to play than your student might think. And kids enjoy it!
Make sure they are acquainted with chord inversions for the left hand as shown in the cadence progressions of these free "Key of --" sheets, and then they will find the Em chords changing to the Am and suspended Em chords easy and fun.
This music was written about the antics or mischief of a kind of elf-like being, a sprite. From Wikipedia:
Thank you, Tabitha, for this easy-to-read version of The Merry Kobold!
Kim in Washington:
My son is hooked...I've been introducing piano to my son on and off for a year or so, but he's not had much interest. Then I gave him "Monsters Everywhere". He loved playing it with the organ sound on our piano. He memorized it that week and I'm printing off the other Halloween songs to keep him going. I love the detailed instructions on teaching since he is my first student! Thanks so much.
That is so neat that your son has experienced the magic and mystery of music through this little song. That is so exciting to me. Thanks for writing, Kim!
Joy: I bought your Halloween Songs, wrote teacher accompaniment for some, and performed with 17 of my students in costume at an assisted living facility. It was a "win-win" situation. The kids and residents loved it and the parents were very pleased with the service aspect of their children's performance as well. Thank you for sharing these lovely pieces that introduce the minor key in a very simple and interesting way to early elementary students.
Do you have a funny story about this music, or does it remind you of something you'd like to share with other readers? Do you have a question? I'd love to hear it!
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