Tracks In The Snow Description:
Level: Early Intermediate
Pages: 5 pages, 2 pages of music, cover included
Format: Instant PDF download
Studio Licence Bonus: Cover art, tips to help students learn the piece
Collections: Scenes Of Winter
“Tracks In The Snow” is an early intermediate piano solo that starts with a beautiful day in the forest. However, things turn eerie when wolf tracks cross the path and can sense the pack is watching silently from the trees. Your students will enjoy the emotional journey as they play this piece.
Tracks In The Snow Level:
“Tracks In The Snow” is an early intermediate piano solo that is perfect for teen to adult students. The 2/4 time is meant to mimic the feel of cross-country skiing. The triplet notes are 3-note scales to build a relaxed hand shape and flow while students play. The middle section is 4-note chords between two hands and they are designed to not resolve until the section is over. This creates an eerie mood within the piece.
Mode: G Major
Time Signature: 2/4
Concepts: triplets, chord bridges, hand position changes, 2 ledger lines, tied notes to create individual voices (3 times within song), 3-note chromatic scales
Your students will experiment with hand position changes and different types of pedal use to create their own interpretation of this piece. Your students can also experiment with swinging some of the eighth notes for a more playful feel to juxtapose the eerie chords in the middle section.
Tracks In The Snow Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “Tracks In The Snow” comes with “make it your own” tips for students to master the piece.
More About “Scenes Of Winter”:
“Tracks In The Snow” is part of the “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 “Tracks In The Snow” 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!