FunTime Piano Music from China is a special collection of folk songs and original Chinese works arranged for early intermediate students (Level 3A-3B). These pieces offer dance-like rhythms, dramatic movement across the keyboard, sonorous use of the pedal, and fast tempi with crisp articulations. Music and text explore fascinating aspects of China such as flowing canals, majestic elephants, peacock dances, mooncakes, and mountain songs. The delightful character LeLe the panda lends a paw with questions for interpretation, and students create their own Chinese sounds in improvisation and composition activities.
Songs include: Elephant • The Flowing Canal • Gazing at the Moon • Mountain Song • Northwest Rains • Peacock Dance