Murmuring Brook Op. 140, No. 5
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This set helps your students learn this beautiful piece in “building blocks” so that they are able to present their very best performance! By giving the piece to your students in stages, you can help them to see the harmonic structure and overall form of the piece easily. A piece that may have looked overwhelming as written will seem a lot less intimidating when it is broken down into its component parts first.
The first Building Block strips the music down to just the melody and countermelody so students can focus on the dynamic variations.
In the second Building Block, students play the melody along with the repeated-note accompaniment to achieve an excellent balance between the two.
The final Building Block is the piece as Gurlitt wrote it. After students have mastered Blocks 1 and 2, playing the complete work should be an easy step to a polished performance of this lovely piece.