Light Dancing In The Dark Description:
- Level: Late Intermediate / Early Advanced
- Pages: 6 pages, 3 pages of music, cover included
- Format: Instant PDF download
- Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, “make it your own” suggestions for students
- Collections: Scenes Of Spring
“Light Dancing In The Dark” is a late intermediate to early advanced piece that peeks into a fantasy, starlit world. This piece is perfect for students that love whimsical music, like this piece inspired by the music from “Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain”.
Light Dancing In The Dark Level:
“Light Dancing In The Dark” is a late intermediate to early advanced piano solo that takes students on an emotional journey. The inspiration for this piece was from “May The Fourth Be With You” holiday. Part of the inspiration is pure music theory with chords moving by 4ths (if they had stayed in root position). The other side was inspired by the love story from the movie franchise that inspired the holiday.
- Mode: B Minor
- Time Signature: 2/4
- Concepts: keyboard geography (includes jumps with parallel intervals), parallel octaves (big part of accompaniment pattern, includes 8th and 16th rhythms), parallel 3rd and 6th intervals, 4 ledger lines, triplets
Several sections have parallel 6th intervals, including a few that begin with a 5th interval. Exploration of 7th chords and their unique textures is included. And your students are encouraged to experiment with voicing to determine whether they prefer the chords or accompaniment pattern to become the melody.
Light Dancing In The Dark Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “Light Dancing In The Dark” comes with “make it your own” suggestions for students to experiment with developing their own voice.
More About the “Scenes Of Winter” Collection:
“Light Dancing In The Dark” is part of “Scenes Of Winter” collection that is designed for intermediate students of various ages. Music in this collection focuses on creating a picture, moment, or mood. These are all great level-appropriate Winter recital pieces that are sure to be a hit with students and the audience alike.
Pieces found in “Scenes Of Winter” collection are:
- Northern Lights: Late elementary (rote) to early intermediate level piece that creates an ethereal moodscape in a Mixolydian mode.
- Tracks In The Snow: Early intermediate level piece with simple chord combinations that create a range of moods throughout.
- Winter At The Cabin: This playful late intermediate piece focuses on the nostalgia of family time at the cabin.
- Light Dancing In The Dark: Late intermediate piece with a cinematic feel.
More About The “Snow Fairies” Collection:
To round out your studio’s intermediate level, Winter-themed repertoire, consider the “Snow Fairies” collection that is designed for intermediate to early advanced students. These pieces focus on artistry within simplicity and include a relaxed listening mood with a bit of nostalgia. If you are looking for recital pieces that will appeal to teen and adult students, this is a great collection to go with!
Pieces found in the “Snow Fairies” collection are:
- Lullaby Of The Snow Fairies: Soothing, lyrical intermediate piece that started the moodscape of the entire collection!
- Last Dance Of The Snow Fairies: Early intermediate piece that is a melancholy dance that is a study of voicing and dynamics.
- Snow Fairies Under The Moonlight: Relaxed early advanced piece inspired by LoFi music and studying different types of chords.
What is a studio licence?
When you purchase “Light Dancing In The Dark” 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 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.
Lastly, having other pieces at a similar level can keep students excited about what the next song in their musical journey can be!