A Rainbow Is a Smile (Turned Upside Down)

Nancy Faber

Excerpt of A Rainbow Is a Smile (Turned Upside Down)

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

Five Finger Scales

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Scales

Simple five-note scales whose notes fit within a comfortable hand shape; applied when more than one such scale appears in a piece.

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Half Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one half the value of a whole note.

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Hands Separate

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Hand and Finger Techniques

A technique that involves only one hand playing at a time throughout most or all of a piece; used only at lower levels.

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Mezzo Forte

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Expression

A simple melody line shared by both the right hand and the left hand.

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Details

Title

A Rainbow Is a Smile (Turned Upside Down)

Composer

Year

2005

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

21

Teacher Duet

Yes

Lyrics

Yes

Student Age

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Clap and Count,

Demonstrate,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Small Segments,

Sing the Words,

Slow Practice,

Tap and Count