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
In Miller’s Meadow is part of the new 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. If you love In Miller’s Meadow, you will love Up Sandy Ripple Road.
Up Sandy Ripple Road is only available as a print since it is published by Willis Piano Music. So we’re excited to be able to bring you a new series of these In Beautiful Places pieces available as a studio license this time.
Who will enjoy In Miller’s Meadow
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).