This is a small guitar piece written for children.
The fun of it is that it is only required the use of
the left-hand 2nd finger to stop some notes on the
fingerboard. Of course, with a combination of open
Rhythmically is also very simple. It lightly combines
crochets (quarter notes) with quavers (eighth notes).
This guitar piece sounds quite oriental. That have
inspired me to title it "The Ho-Oh Bird". According to
Chinese mythology, the legendary founder of music in
ancient China, Ling Lun, is believed to have made
bamboo pipes tuned to the sounds of birds.
One of his main inspirations was the phoenix, a bird
used as a sacred symbol in several cultures. In China
it is referred as "Fenghuang" and it is, after the
dragon, the most respected legendary creature.
In Japan it is known as "Ho-Oh" ("Immortal Bird") and
that's where I got the name from. Nothing else than my
personal choise. For me music, not just guitar music,
is an immortal thing.
I hope guitar beginners will find this composition
amusing of playing. I've tried it already with some of
my guitar students. This is how I combine enjoyment
with guitar learning.