I’m Showering In the Rain! Description:
- Level: Early 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
“I’m Showering In the Rain” takes inspiration from three sources. First, the video my parents sent of Gizmo playing in the rain. The “Raindrop Prelude” by Frédéric Chopin. Much like the prelude, we can hear the raindrops falling from the sky in this song. Unlike the prelude, Gizmo does not have to deal with a thunderstorm. Thank goodness! Lastly, this was an homage to a famous Gene Kelly song about someone who also enjoys the rain.
I’m Showering In the Rain Level:
“I’m Showering In the Rain” is an early intermediate piano solo. Keeping a steady raindrop pulse in the left-hand brings the gentle Spring showers to life. Students will need to pay close attention as both hands begin in the treble clef and at one point are quite close together before the left-hand shifts to bass clef.
Pedal is written in to hold for the entire song to create a gentle ringing sound. However, if it sounds muddled, your student is encouraged to try half pedal with a quick lift each measure or phrase.
- Mode: F Major (shown as key signature)
- Time Signature: 4/4
- Concepts: 2 ledger lines, hands playing in the same clef, switching clefs mid-song, tied notes (next note is on the half beat)
This is a great ‘quick win’ piece for an intermediate student! Or, an introduction to elements from the “Raindrop Prelude” by Frédéric Chopin.
I’m Showering In the Rain Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “I’m Showering In the Rain” also comes with practice and performance tips for students and the background story of Gizmo.
More About “Gizmo: A Quirky Cockatiel” Collection:
“I’m Showering In the Rain” 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!
Songs 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 “I’m Showering In the Rain” 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.
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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!