In Miller’s Meadow speaks of sunshine, inspiring clouds, breathtaking wildflowers, cool green grass and peace. It’s an easy solo with very little hands together playing (only at the end). It’s just right for the older beginner, teens, adults, or any students who love beautiful music.
Features of In Miller’s Meadow
In Miller’s Meadow is in C position and features only steps and 5ths. It falls easily under the hands. The damper pedal is used throughout the piece, but only needs to be changed in one measure.
The “In Beautiful Places” Series
This piece is part of the growing “In Beautiful Places” series. The seed of this series was planted upon the creation of Up Sandy Ripple Road which was inspired by the critically acclaimed author, Wendell Berry. Here are the other pieces in this series:
Any age of student with an appreciation for beautiful music will love this piece. But adults and melancholy teens and students will especially enjoy it.
Measures 9-24 look at little more daunting on the page than the easy measures 1-8. This is only because of the ties and the way it has to be notated. To make it much easier, just show the student how there is always a note playing on every beat (except at the end of the phrase). The student just needs to play note after note and not worry about the ties and longer note values (except at the ends of phrases where there are half notes).