Vancouver Island Sunset is a relaxing and mature sounding piece that uses the entire keyboard. The patterns in Vancouver Island Sunset are designed to be easy to find and play. In addition, the rhythms (longer note values) are carefully selected to help ensure that piano students find their place in the next octave easily without panicking!
Vancouver Island Sunset is part of the Rote and Reading® series! This series is designed to help elementary students sound mature, no matter what their age.
Vancouver Island Sunset is especially good for teens and adults!
Vancouver Island Sunset sounds mature and is quite relaxing to play. This piece gives you opportunity to introduce these musical concepts:
Dynamics, including gradual changes like crescendo and diminuendo.
Moving up and down the piano
Teach Vancouver Island Sunset by reading or rote.
Experiencing music in a variety of ways is the foundation to learning to read music. Just as kids learn to speak before they read, kids learn best when learning to play music before they read music! Since students can play more advanced music than they can read, teaching them occasional pieces by rote is a great way to keep them motivated. When combined with teaching students to read music, teaching rote pieces like Vancouver Island Susent is a more balanced way for students to experience music.
But however you teach it, whether by reading or rote, students will be motivated by the mature sound and look of them playing all over the piano.
Get the entire Canadian Rote and Reading® Series for a discount
Don’t forget to look at the other popular pieces in the Reading and Rote series. The Canadian Adventure bundle includes Vancouver Island Sunset, I Want Some Water, and Lumbering Kings. Plus the original African Adventure Bundle is one of the most popular sets of music in the ComposeCreate store. Kids, teens, and adults love the BIG sounds they make with this music!