A concert of music works with titles to do with the earth so as to raise awareness and respect the earth and all that’s around us —
In tandem with arranging music for the Earth Day Jam, a free one-hour piano workshop to get people to experience making music together, I decided to end the week with a tribute to the earth. As in previous two concerts this year, my most advanced students opened the concert for me, this time with more confidence and conviction than ever before.
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The Iz version of “Over the Rainbow” is truly a song about Hawaii — especially Maui, an island famous for rainbows.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with finding the Great Iz’s version of “Over the Rainbow” for easy piano.
The song is so popular here on Maui that one forgets the original melody written by Harold Arlen, made famous by Judy Garland in the movie “Wizard of Oz.” Iz’s version, however, is quite different from the original.
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