Mary Had a Little Lamb
Volumes 1, 2 and 3
Downloadable sheet music with a related story.
StoryTunes™ is a collection of pieces based on a theme with multiple variations entwined within a cute story. The first variation available is Mary Has a Little Lamb for piano and harp. (More instruments and languages to come.)
This song was chosen because it has only two chords in the left hand. Either the right hand or the left hand has a new musical style but usually not both. Each variation gives a musical challenge to the student keeping the song interesting.
After students complete the variations, encourage them to WONDER if they could create more variations.
This piece uses a simple melody in the right hand while challenging the left hand. The variations peak the student’s interest allowing them to wonder what else the left hand could do. Help the student understand that, by changing one hand slightly, the “mood” or the “sound” of the piece changes.