Gentle Rain

Elizabeth W. Greenleaf

Excerpt of Gentle Rain

Difficulty Level

Theme

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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.

Half Notes

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Rhythm

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

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.

Legato

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Expression

A type of articulation indicating the player to play smoothly and seamlessly, with the notes slightly overlapped.

Details

Title

Gentle Rain

Publisher

Year

2001

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

20

Teacher Duet

Yes

Lyrics

Yes

Student Age

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Sing the Words,

Work on Creating a Good Tone