My Blue Panda
From Plank Road Publishingby Paul Jennings
(Low E, G, A, B, C)
Here's a tribute to everyone's favorite bamboo-eating bear! The tune proceeds from an oriental-inspired opening to a fairly straight-ahead blues. The accompaniment includes a jazz rhythm section, winds, and strings for a little flavor. At the beginning and at the end, as the Chinese gong trails off, you will also hear the sound of a mother panda interacting with her newborn little one.
Young players are only asked to conquer C, A, G, and low E, though we include B in the optional last chord of the tune. (from Music K-8, Vol. 18, No. 4)
(Run time: 2:07)
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