Snake Dance Variations – Variation One

Musicarta Beat and Rhythm, Snake Dance series

The Snake Dance variations presented here are syncopation exercises for you to attempt, vary and recombine at will. If performed at all, one would expect pieces like this to be played from memory, and MS is not provided.

Instead, the variations have verbal descriptions which help engage your ‘normal’ brain functions in memorising the arrangements. Beat maps and some practice suggestions are given.

The variations all have a right-hand-under second half. This is just a suggestion. Playing hands crossed looks good, though, and ‘scrambles’ the signal to your brain a bit, so mastering the crossed hands arrangements secures your syncopation abilities even more.

The MIDI files of the four variations are included in your download. Play them them on MidiPiano for desktop coaching videos.

Variation One

The first part of variation One has a new minim-crotchet-crotchet left hand. Here is the tapping pattern for the first line.

The second part is the final syncopated version of the build-up (Lesson Six) played right-hand-under with the melody in the bass.


FREE VIDEO
KEYBOARD
LESSONS ON
SKILLSHARE
Try two Musicarta Pyramids Variations video lessons on Skillshare absolutely free. Use these links to Lesson One and Lesson Two and watch your keyboards skills grow – and get three months' Skillshare Premium membership for less than a dollar!

Thanks for visiting MUSICARTA! Come again soon!

Series Nav

Syncopation and Anticipation

Tapping Exercises

Snake Dance
Build-up

Snake Dance Variations

Beat & Rhythm
at MMYT


MUSICARTA
PUBLICATIONS

exciting digital
home study packs!


THE MUSICARTA
BEAT AND RHYTHM
WORKBOOK
12-bar Styles Workbook
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now
THE MUSICARTA
12-BAR PIANO
STYLES WORKBOOK
Musicarta 12-bar Piano Styles
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now
THE
MUSICARTA MODES
WORKBOOK
Musicarta Modes Workbook
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now

THE
MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE
Musicarta Easy Piano Style
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now

THE
CANON PROJECT
The Canon Project
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now

THE PYRAMIDS
VARIATIONS
The Pyramids Variations

MUSICARTA
now on sale at
AMAZON BOOKS
and
AMAZON UK

KEY CHORDS VOL.1
Key Chords Vol.1
ONLY $14.95
Buy Now

NEW – SHEET
MUSIC SOLOS
FOR SALE

Click through
to browse


Chords for Carl
- Piano Solo -

Chords for Carl
ONLY $9.95
Buy Now
‘MARIAAN’
Piano Solo

Mariaan
ONLY $9.95
Buy Now