“The Scampering Scarecrow” is a musical story about a scarecrow that decided to no longer stay in his yard, but rather, go out and see the sights. His “breakout” music is represented by very quick eighth and quarter notes in pizzicato rhythm. Every so often he stops to look at the sights and in the music you will hear the “arco” half notes. The viola student even has an opportunity to play glissando notes as well.
This is a very fun piece to play and will definitely be a winner. A great warmup for the piece would be to play the scale highlighted in the piece, together with the Rhythm patterns offered as well. Your student will have a great time enjoying the sound of this piece.