By Mary K. Sallee
This supremely mischievous piece for Elementary students offers several rewarding challenges with octave melodies as well as major second clusters to create a sneaky atmosphere in A minor. Written in 4/4, this piece jumps from quiet to loud with a startling "Boo!" as we jump out and scare our friends both lyrically and musically. Like crisp autumn footsteps, staccato notes abound, with an accent as the trap has been sprung on our friends. Students will enjoy the idea of being a bit mischievous while also training their ear to accent non-traditional intervals in their playing.