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I LOVE A PIANO
by Irving Berlin, arranged by Don Besig and Nancy Price
Positioning: Part I vs. Part II - effective if wearing white or colored gloves.
INTRO Odd rows lean over to R while even rows "play piano" on their nbacks (Vol. 2, 85), All stand up on M8.

PART I (or unis.) (Part II may hold piano playing pose, practicing gently)

MEAS. 9 Clasp hands and scoop R (Vol. 1, 17), repeat L, then scoop lifting R to R ear (Vol. 2, 85), repeat L.
  M13: clasp scoop R, L, then scoop R w/palm facing out at forehead (heavy sigh!)
MEAS. 17 Lace up fingers and stretch out to R, pushing out 2X, repeat L.
  M21: fingers do "itsy bitsy spider" low to high 8X.
  M23: play dramatically w/both to R, L, R, L.
MEAS. 25 Point L index over the top of head while R foot pats 8X.
  M29: be delighted front w/hands clasped and low, repeat.
  M31: hands come down side of face for long hair, twinkle there.
MEAS. 33 Mime playing violin over L shoulder up, down, up, throw to R.
  M35: R hand up, L hand up. Looking aghast play R, play L.
  M37: rows 2 & 4 play rows 1 & 3ís hands over shoulders (Vol. 2, 68-69) 7X, then drop down.
MEAS. 41 Repeat as before during Intro.

PART II (or unis.) (Part I may hold piano playing pose, practicing gently)

MEAS. 45 Turn L placing L hand on neighborís shoulder. Punch R fist across. R index up, Pan R across. M49: repeat opp.
MEAS. 53 Lean R and play R hand up high - pinky then thumb 4X.
  M55: claps hands and scoop dramatically to L.
  M57: play own piano front - 2 hands down on the beat 4X.
  M59: play dramatically w/both to R, L, R, L.
MEAS. 61 Lean R and play one hand at a time (repeat 6X), then play like mad from R to L on play. Repeat L.
MEAS. 69 Low w/hands on knees. Unroll to standing position.
  M71: R hand up, L hand up. Looking aghast play R, play L.
  M73: rows 2 & 4 play rows 1 & 3ís hands over shoulders 7X, then drop down.
  M77: repeat as before during Intro.
MEAS. 81 Repeat as before on own vocal line.
MEAS. 113 Repeat as before during Intro.
  M115: all play 4X w/both hands down, up.
  M117: play piano part way up high w/heads low.
  M118: dramatic scoop play from L to R and freeze w/head up on grand.

 

2-Part, Level 2....5803
SoundTrax CD....3880