Can I See? I’m Climbing Up!

“Can I See?  I’m Climbing Up!” is an intermediate to late intermediate level piece about Gizmo’s need to be the center of attention.  Your students will hear Gizmo singing his little heart out and his efforts to make sure everyone can see him.


Can I See? I’m Climbing Up! Description:

  • Level: Intermediate to Late Intermediate
  • Pages: 5 pages, 1 page of music, cover and background story included
  • Format: Instant PDF download
  • Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, practice and performance tips for students, background story of Gizmo
  • Collections: Gizmo: A Quirky Cockatiel

When at our home, Gizmo is happiest when surrounded by family.  This song is a familiar scene in our home.  Gizmo has realized not everyone is focused on him.  “What could have pulled them away from me?” he wonders.  He quickly climbs down his ladder, runs across the floor and climbs up someone’s leg to investigate.  Once there, Gizmo happily sings as he is once more the center of family life!

Can I See? I’m Climbing Up! Level:

“Can I See? I’m Climbing Up” is an intermediate to late intermediate piano solo.  Because Gizmo’s voice is fairly high, your students will play both hands in treble clef.  The left-hand includes 3 full chords.

The rhythm in this piece showcases Gizmo’s actions throughout this story-based piece.  Giving full counts to rests gives students a chance to reset for chords as well as hearing with Gizmo pauses.  There is a dotted eighth-sixteenth note pattern that is best taught by rote (long-short wording).  For the triplets scale passage, the time signature switches to 3/4 time before going back to the original 4/4 time.

  • Mode: C Major
  • Time Signature: 4/4 and 3/4
  • Concepts: dotted eighth-sixteenth note pattern (teach by rote), triplets, changing time signatures

This is a great ‘quick win’ piece for intermediate students!

Can I See? I’m Climbing Up! Bonus:

All sheet music comes with original cover art.  “Can I See? I’m Climbing Up” also comes with practice and performance tips for students and the background story of Gizmo.

More About “Gizmo: A Quirky Cockatiel” Collection:

“Can I See? I’m Climbing Up!” is part of the “Gizmo: A Quirky Cockatiel” collection that is written for intermediate level students that love birds.  As you can tell from the titles in this collection, Gizmo is very much an exclamation mark type of individual and the music reflects this.  These also work very well as ‘quick win’ pieces or quick review pieces for a particular concept.

Gizmo is the baby of the family.  While he is my parent’s cockatiel, Gizmo is a people person and loves being around family.  He has a unique relationship with each person.  He is also one of the most unique pets we have ever had.  From improvising a song for the “pretty birdie” in the mirror, answering the phone, or his antics both with his ‘hoomans’ and on his own, these pieces give a snapshot into life with Gizmo.  It’s certainly never dull!

Song found in the “Gizmo: A Quirky Cockatiel” collection are:

  • Can I See? I’m Climbing Up!: An intermediate to late intermediate level piece that includes rhythmic scale work as Gizmo rushes to be the center of attention again.
  • The Phone Is For Me!?!: An intermediate to late intermediate level piece that has a conversation going that Gizmo is sure involves him.  Includes a simple introduction to sixteenth notes.
  • Frenemies For Life: An early intermediate level piece about Gizmo and his favourite frenemy that includes a left-hand swing pattern.
  • I’m Not Vain.  I’m Just Pretty: An elementary level improvisation piece with excerpts taken directly from one of Gizmo’s improvising sessions.
  • I’m Showering In The Rain: An early intermediate piece inspired by Gizmo’s love of outdoor showers, a classical piece and a classic movie.

What is a studio licence?

When you purchase “Can I See? I’m Climbing Up!” you get a studio-licence PDF of the piece.  This piece is sent digitally via an email receipt.  If you have a multi-teacher studio, please contact Rosemarie directly for additional licences.  Thanks!

A studio licence is a great way to stretch your studio repertoire budget.  Purchase music once and use for years (even decades) with students you directly teach!  For online teachers, if you share the piece during online lessons, students must print immediately and not retain an electronic copy of the piece.

For more information on your studio licence, check out the Terms and Conditions page.

If you purchase a collection you will need a program to open zip files to access all pieces within the collection.

Should I print all pages for students?

Yes!  Each page is designed with students in mind.

  • Page 1: Cover art
  • Page 2: Description, tips for students to make it their own, terms of use
  • Page 3+: Music
  • Last page: Other music they may like

Students love a bit of cover art since it can help them get into the mood and story of a piece.   I’ve included ways to adapt or play with the music so students become part of the creative process.

The terms of use are there to educate students and their families about copyright law.  We know, but they may not realize what they are innocently doing may cause you to lose your studio licence.

Lastly, having other pieces at a similar level can keep students excited about what the next song in their musical journey can be!


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