THE EUCALYPTUS GROVE - Piano Solo from ISLA VISTA SUITE
The Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus
My children and I loved walking through the magnificent eucalyptus groves in Isla Vista, Califnornia. With their strong pungent smell, their towering height — and when the wind blew through their silver leaves...instant tree music! Teaching Tips: Make the most of every note in each long melody line. Imagine yourself on a roller coaster enjoying every twist and turn and dip and dive. The opening descending line should feel as if you’re looking over the Grand Canyon . Pedal carefully, attaching pedal changes with melody notes rather than with accompanimental notes.