Song Of Pi Description:
- Level: Late Intermediate/Early Advanced
- Pages: 5 pages, 2 pages of music, cover included
- Format: Instant PDF download
- Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, “make it your own” suggestions for students
- Collections: not yet
“Song of Pi” is a whimsical interpretation of a special mathematical number. This short, late intermediate to early advanced exploratory piece uses the first 100 digits of “pi” to create a peaceful, through composed piece. Who knew Math could be so relaxing?
Song Of Pi Level:
“Song Of Pi” is a late intermediate to early advanced piano solo. This piece has this level designation due to the frequent hand position changes with intervals over an octave. All other concepts and song length are at an easier level. This allows students to have a short, exploratory piece that focuses on keyboard geography and a greater range of artistic interpretation.
- Mode: C Major
- Time Signature: 3/4
- Concepts: Intervals over an octave, frequent hand position changes, tied notes with melody above, rubato
Strong eye-hand coordination in relation to keyboard geography is the key to mastering this piece. Especially with so many 7th and 9th intervals within the song! There is a lot of room for your student to make this song their own. Finger numbers, the rubato added to the tempo and sparse dynamic markings mean they can explore quite a bit. Their version will sound different than another performance and that is the goal!
Song Of Pi Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “Song Of Pi” comes with “make it your own” suggestions for students to experiment with developing their own voice.
More About “Scenes Of Spring” And “Scenes Of Winter”:
“Song Of Pi” is not part of a collection at this time. However, the “Scenes Of Spring” and “Scenes Of Winter” collections are also designed for intermediate students of various ages. Music in these collections focus on creating a picture, moment, or mood. With the exception of “Time Of Renewal” (a quick win piece), these are all great level-appropriate recital pieces that are sure to be a hit with students and the audience alike.
Pieces found in the “Scenes Of Spring” collection are:
- The Gnome’s Starlit Dance: Late intermediate/early advanced level piece with Latin elements.
- Waltz Under The Stars: Intermediate level piece for students that love flowing, dance-like music.
- The Grand Entrance: Early intermediate piece that lends a celebratory feel to recitals.
- Time Of Renewal: Early intermediate piece that explores 4th intervals. Great as a seasonal ‘quick win’ or concept review piece for this level.
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.
What is a studio licence?
When you purchase “Song Of Pi” 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!