Sheet Music composed by Amanda W. Smith
Midnight Moon, composed by Amanda W. Smith, is an easy right-hand only piece in D minor for beginners designed to allow students to explore the sonic magic of overtones.
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About the composer
Amanda W. Smith
As a young child, Amanda W. Smith loved sitting at her mother’s piano and pretending to be a rock star. These days, she writes and arranges music, and teaches piano lessons to a thriving studio in Lehi, Utah. Amanda joined Composers Community in 2016 and composes engaging pedagogically–based works for all levels.
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