The polar bear is indeed a Lumbering King! And this boisterous and adventurous piece captures his crooked gait as he lumbers across the frozen tundra. At the end, the bear gets closer and closer to the bay and then slides into the water in a fun glissando that is simple to do with an index card!
Lumbering King comes with 2 bonuses to help students remember!
Teaching by rote is very effective, especially when combined with teaching students to read. But some students may not remember what to play when they practice at home. This is why using the score with little prompts written in is helpful.
But it’s also helpful to use lyrics to help them remember in what order the motives occur. So we are giving you quite a few bonuses with this studio license purchase that will help students remember and master Lumbering King at home.
With Lumbering King, you get two bonuses that will help you not only teach it more effectively but will also help students remember exactly how it goes:
Two free mp3s (fast and slow version) that you may send to your students who are working on the piece. These two files come in your receipt with your purchase. Licensing only allows you to send it to students to whom you directly teach the piece.
A version that includes lyrics. These lyrics have a special rhythm when you say them, so students can know which set of lyrics is first, which is second, etc., enabling them to remember the order of the piece. You can choose to use this version with them or the more clean, lyric-free version as well. But even if you don’t use the version with lyrics, you might want to familiarize yourself with the lyrics as they will help you to sing the piece while you teach it which will help the help the student remember it.
The Power of Rote and Reading® Teaching
When you combine rote teaching with teaching to read music, students are much more excited about their progress and usually stay motivated longer. This is because kids know that they can play music that is much more difficult than they can read.
Think of the way kids learn to read. They first learn to “do” the language (i.e. speak it) before they ever learn to read it. In the same way, students best learn when we show them how to “do” the piano before they learn to read the notes. For more thoughts on the value of rote teaching and how long it really takes a child to learn to read music, read: How Long Does It Take to Learn to Read Music?
Pages: 7 pages, 4 pages of music (two 3 page versions of the piece), cover included!
Style: Lumbering and adventurous
Series: Rote and Reading®
Bonuses: 2 free mp3s + a version with suggested lyrics