This is a lovely piece that features interesting chord progressions, use of legato pedaling, and a modulation to the relative minor. The repetitive sequence makes this composition comfortable and quick to learn. At the same time, the harmonies and pedaling provide a dreamy atmosphere that sounds mature and is appealing to older students and adults students.
"Chimes" at a Glance
Level: Late Elementary
Key: G Major
Tempo: Peacefully (about quarter note = 80)
Hand-size limitations: Must be able to play blocked 6th.
- some measures require playing blocked intervals with the thumb on a black key. Students must be able to play comfortably forward in the black keys in order to navigate these changes smoothly. (m. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.)
Available on Amazon in Contest Winners, Book 2 and as a solo sheet