Two weeks ago, I shared about the Any Song Assignment that I started giving certain students a couple years ago. At our final group class of the year last Thursday, it occurred to me that two of the students were playing pieces that they came up with as a result of the Any Song Assignment, so I thought I would share them with you here:
This is just an excerpt from Lucas’ performance of Morning Has Broken (sorry, I didn’t decide to record the entire pieces until a few students later). He downloaded Cat Stevens playing this song and listened to it until he had worked out the entire piece by ear the following week.
Suzie was randomly “doodling” around on the piano to come up with her Any Song and struck on some melodic figures that she really liked. The inspiration kept flowing until she had composed this lovely piece that we’ve affectionately dubbed Suzie’s Song. 🙂