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Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March) Easy Piano Arrangement

Last Christmas 2023 the school I accompany for did an arrangement called Jingle Bell Rondo by Ruth Morris Gray, which took the melody of Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca and used the lyrics of Jingle Bells. This made me want to learn the actual song, yet I haven't yet. While teaching a former student who returned this week, he showed me a part of what his Dad had taught him of the song and that ignited the desire more. So I gave the student an arrangement that easier to start where he is at.

This arrangement is from Gayla, at her site called Check out her website for more classical songs that are written for an early intermediate piano student. She takes the main melody in the Treble Clef, yet in the Bass Clef she uses the roots of A below Middle C and E above it in a pattern or E below and B below Middle C as a pattern. (ie: A-E-E-E or E-B-B-B all as quarter notes). She keeps the patterns "simpler" in the Bass Clef for students to develop confidence. The Bass Clef is mostly single quarter notes keeping the steady beat throughout the song, plus in one measure she includes intervals of 3rd's and a 4th. Gayla incorporates various dynamics throughout the piece, including two measures are forte and the next two measures are piano, then returning to the same dynamic pattern. Plus at the end of the song she included several fortissimo A minor block chords.

Here is the link to the song:

This week I was able to create a YouTube of the song and this makes me want to learn how to play a piano solo of Rondo Alla Turca. What are you learning to play this year? Would like to know. Thanks for your support. Blessings.


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