The French-Canadian folk song Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser! has been arranged by James L. King III into a complete theme and progressive variations from the elementary through early advanced levels. Book 1 includes the Theme and variations 1 through 3, ranging from elementary through intermediate levels. Each variation gets more difficult, and students performing this work may stop at the variation that matches their level. More advanced students will appreciate the sightreading opportunities provided by the easier variations and the Theme.
Mood: varies, usually happy
Pedagogy: theme and variations form, eighth notes, left hand countermelodies and parallel chords, accidentals