This country-themed piece will give students a wonderful opportunity to play some country music cliches. Using chord progressions more suited to 1970s classic rock and gospel music, this piece has plenty of grace notes, a double-sharp or two, and opportunities to discover the best fingering for the passages given (no fingering is given). Toe-tapping earworm melodies make this short piece fun to play and even more fun to listen to!
The cover image is from Cowboy Bill’s Honky-Tonk Saloon in Key West, FL, one of the Southernmost Saloons in the contiguous United States.
Key: E Major
Mood: very happy, terpsichorean,
Pedagogy: sixteenth note rhythms, accents, double-sharps, accidentals.