Level 2B, Lesson Book, Pg. 30, Viva la France
Viva la France gets a “face lift” as Philip transposes this piece with a “jazzed-up” rhythm in different keys. Many pieces at Levels 1 through 2B are written to allow the student to transpose, moving the hand between familiar positions. This movement between positions sharpens the student’s reading, mitigates position dependence, and invites motion that can prevent a locked wrist.