The Skeleton Key

(1 customer review)


Intermediate Piano Solo 🗝

SKU: SP171 Categories: ,


🗝The Skeleton Key is an intermediate level piece in D minor written to evoke vintage detective narratives. In popular detective stories, a skeleton key could be used to open any lock. To inspire students, let your sense of fantasy soar as you discuss how it could be involved in a mysterious event.

Students will like the sound of the easy syncopation pattern. There are a few places to swing the 8ths and sufficient, well thought-out fingering that helps students play the correct notes. Detailed articulation and dynamics make for an effective recital or festival performance.

This is a year round piece for imaginative boys and girls who like music that sounds a bit jazzy. It also works well as an alternative to a Halloween piece for intermediate students.

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This is a studio license, so a single teacher can print copies for their private students.

The Skeleton Key is a 3-page PRINTABLE PDF file measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. Your purchase includes the 2-page score and an optional color cover. Please note that this listing does not include a physical item. After your order, the links to your files will be found in your member account and also emailed to you as a PDF. Once you have downloaded and saved your file, you may print it yourself or use a print shop of your choice.

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These files are for your private use. You have permission to make copies for the students in your private studio. Do not share with anyone outside of your studio. Each teacher and/or parent needs to make a separate purchase and not share with teachers in a school or business. Contact me if you need a release for a festival or performance. The art is copyrighted and may be used only as included in the files. There are no refunds on digital products but if you contact me and use your correct email address I will help you.  Please see the FAQ for complete licensing requirements. Thank you for your purchase!

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1 review for The Skeleton Key

  1. Cath Pomeroy

    This piece is so fun! I love the sound of the leading left hand melody. My students are excited to play it and it’s leveled perfectly. We discussed how fun it would be to do an actual skeleton dance to this piece. It makes you want to get up and dance!

    • Susan Paradis

      Thanks so much for your awesome comment!

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