Early level piano solo, with optional mp3 accompaniment and piano duet.

While it is not an actual – known – song, it has the elements of a children’s song:

– simple rhythms – half notes, quarter notes and rests make the counting easy;

– a melody that moves in steps and skips;

– predictable four-measure phrases.

Steps and skips make the reading easy, with fingering provided at the beginning of each line, and any time a hand moves. Most hand movement is either step-wise, or from contracting the hand – moving 3 next to 1.

The two main challenges here are the unexpected harmony in m. 5 and similar places (the only sharp in the entire song), and the need to pay particular attention to the articulation – legato, staccato, two-note slurs, to keep it from sounding mechanical.