Canon in D
Found in: Foundation Songs
Cheri S., Utah
Foundation 7 has Canon in D, but not the fast part? Do we add the fast part in Foundation 8/9?
Stephen R., California
Leeanne I., Australia
It would be an opportunity for a student who wanted to learn the rest to do so in Development Levels as an additional project.
Colleen R., Washington
Of the many piano variations out there, two of my students have pulled out the variation they wanted and played them quite easily as a reading project. I give groups the option and those who love the Canon have snapped them up!
Laurie Richards, Nebraska
You can supplement any time with outside music. I have done so with the next section of Canon in D for those who want to learn it.
There are a million arrangements out there. Google it or look it up on YouTube maybe, and find an arrangement you like. I once made up my own arrangement that would be easy to teach playing-based, then had my class actually transcribe it onto sheet music after learning it. It was a great project for this particular class.
Becc S., Australia
And to expand on that, I have a version that slowly increases in difficulty and my students learn each section as a pattern. Good example to reinforce the playing-based method.
Anne S., Nebraska
I love teaching this because it breaks so naturally into 4-measure chunks and just repeats the same 8 LH positions over and over. An 11-year-old student recently made up her own version of it.