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Twinkle, Twinkle, Estrellita

I love music in a minor key.  I’m not a dark or mysterious person, but I love the power of emotion that such music has the ability to portray, whether it’s big and dramatic or soft and haunting.  For this piece, I imagined “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” being done in a minor key on a Spanish guitar.  To get in the mood, I listened to the “Don Juan DeMarco” soundtrack several times as well some of my favorite Santana music, and then I had fun taking the very simple melody and getting creative with it.

This arrangement is published in my book, “For All Ages,” which is a collection of familiar childhood songs arranged in a variety of styles.   I’ve always enjoyed playing new and different arrangements of familiar songs, and I know that children (and adults) often find it easier and more motivating to learn a new piece on the piano when it’s a tune they’re familiar with and like.  That was one of the reasons I wanted to do the collection of children’s songs –  everybody knows the melodies already, but the arrangements make them new and unique.  A music teacher acquaintance of mine, after hearing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Estrellita,” commented that it would make a great teaching piece for students to learn about major and minor keys, and also to introduce them to music of different cultures.

Twinkle-Twinkle-Estrellita.mp3