“Busy Bees” played by Kathryn Cater
Notes from the composer
These pieces will inspire a wide variety of playing styles and develop musical interpretation skills. Little Moth is very easy yet sounds quick and teaches harmonics. Moon Spinner has a moving left hand with parallel 6ths in right hand. Grasshopper’s Jig teaches accents, is excellent for quick eye-hand coordination and scales, yet is not difficult. Monarch Wings sounds grand and glorious with full double triads, Bumble’s Boogie uses enharmonics for a wonderful buzzing effect and teaches swing rhythm. Golden Swallowtail gives left hand a great opportunity to facilitate grabbing treble clef notes therefore assisting with the melody. Busy Bees is fast, easy and just great fun. Green Dragonfly incorporates PDLT, glissandos, accents, and left hand damping. It would be a wonderful recital piece.