It’s time for my yearly Halloween post, where I post a new a Halloween song as well as remind new readers of my old Halloween material.
I wrote See the Scarecrow last year for a beginning student who was just starting to read on the staff. The only thing that might be a little tricky is the RH thumb on D. This is a good piece to read something simple that is not in middle C position.
I had never drawn a scarecrow before and it took forever, but it was fun and my students were happy with the way it turned out. There are a lot of noisy crows around the house this time of year, and that’s what inspired me to jot down the song. It was interesting that some of my students did not know the purpose of a scarecrow!
If you are looking for more beginning Halloween music, check out some of the pieces I have posted over the years. Most of them are written in both pre-reading and on-the-staff notation, so they are perfect for beginning students. The last one is 2 pages and a little more difficult.
[Update: These can now be found on the Halloween Music page.]
It’s October (finger numbers only for the first week of lessons)
Hey Mr. Mummy (on staff with teacher duet)
Halloween is Almost Here (pre-reading)
Halloween is Almost Here (on staff)
Halloween, Halloween (pre-reading)
Halloween Halloween (on the staff)
Once A year On Halloween (pre-reading)
Once a Year On Halloween (on staff)
Five Little Pumpkins (pre-reading, but long for a young beginner)
Five Little Pumpkins (on the staff)