Waltz of the Lilies Description:
- Level: Late Intermediate
- 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: Pattern Inspired – Intermediate
Waltz of the Lilies is a tranquil, beautiful piano solo that helps your late intermediate students explore waltz patterns. Enjoy hearing the lilies dance in the breeze!
Waltz of the Lilies Level:
“Waltz of the Lilies” is a late intermediate piano solo. Interestingly, this piece moves from B flat Major to its relative minor, G minor. With triplets and parallel 3rd and 6th intervals this piece is fantastic for keyboard geography familiarity. However, much of the piece is written at an intermediate level making it easier for your students to master the waltz patterns.
- Mode: B flat Major, G minor (key signature)
- Time Signature: 3/4
- Concepts: parallel 3rd and 6th intervals, triplets (as parallel 3rd and 6th intervals), waltz accompaniment patterns, up to 3 ledger lines.
One of the waltz accompaniment patterns uses eighth note broken 7th chords. The rhythm of this piece also uses eighth note triplets with parallel 3rd or 6th intervals. This will be one of the more challenging aspects of this piano solo.
The dynamics of this piece ebb and flow. This is a great opportunity for your student to work on voicing at different dynamic levels. Pedal is left up to the performer’s discretion. Some light pedalling will ensure a smooth flow throughout the piece, especially in the parallel 6th interval phrases.
Ledger lines (no more than 3) are used primarily in the 7th chord section as part of the left hand waltz pattern. By linking the ledger lines to chords, it can make it easier for your student to spot and learn the pattern.
Waltz of the Lilies Bonus:
All sheet music comes with original cover art. “Waltz of the Lilies” comes with “make it your own” suggestions for students to experiment with developing their own voice.
More About the “Pattern Inspired – Intermediate” Collection:
“Waltz of the Lilies” is part of the ‘Pattern Inspired – Intermediate’ collection for intermediate level students that like to explore different styles of music. Each piece focuses on a modern take on an accompaniment pattern for the intermediate level. This collection is fantastic as either a fun look back at concepts or an introduction to new patterns.
- Alberti’s Garden: A sweet, whimsical late intermediate piece that explores modern Alberti bass patterns in G Major.
- Ballerina in the Shadows: A broody swing late intermediate piece that explores stride patterns in E minor and 3/8 time.
- Poodle Skirts and Thin Ties: A fun, upbeat late intermediate that explores doo wop rhythmic and accompaniment patterns in F Major and 2/4 time.
- Waltz of the Lilies: A tranquil, beautiful late intermediate piano solo explores waltz patterns in both B flat Major and G minor.
What is a studio licence?
When you purchase “Waltz of the Lilies” 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 it 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.
- Cover art
- Inspiration for similar music your students 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!