Short and sweet, “El Gallo Pinto” shows its different colors in the form of various modes. Each line alternates between G major and minor. This is a great way to help students listen carefully to the mode. The accompaniment is solely in the left hand and has occasional accidentals and uncommon intervals. The melody is simple but requires students to alternate fingers on repeated notes.
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Echoes, Pictures, Riddles, and Tales for Piano Solo is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2005. http://www.fjhmusic.com/piano/contemp_elem.htm
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow