A Family of Sailors

Level 1, Lesson Book, Pg. 33, Russian Sailor Dance

Playing in different ranges sounds different and feels different. “Old,” “Young Adult,” and “Child” sailors have separate moods, dynamics, and speeds. The accompaniment varies, too, in keeping with the “age” and tempo. At slower tempos there is time and need for a full-arm staccato, but at the quickest speed impulse playing replaces the full-arm technique. Because each sailor dance is a different experience, repetition is fun and musically instructive. Phillip’s sailors know they can trust their “sea-legs.”

5 Responses to “A Family of Sailors”

  1. Jeannie Niokos October 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Too much fun.

  2. David Andruss October 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    Lovely! Thanks!

  3. Pamela October 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    Love the excitement in this young man!
    You have him hooked for life!!

  4. Sandy October 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    How wonderful to see such success, for both of you!

  5. Roni Rothwell October 26, 2016 at 6:21 am #

    His face is a picture! Lovely.