A Song for Fairies and Other Woodland Creatures

Nikolas Sideris

Excerpt of A Song for Fairies and Other Woodland Creatures

Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

8th Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-eighth the value of a whole note or half the value of a quarter note.

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Accidentals

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Intervals

Sharps, flats and naturals that do not appear in a key signature.

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Compound Time Signature

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Meter

A time signature where the fundamental beat is subdivided in groupings of three instead of two.

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Crossing Over Thumb

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Hand and Finger Techniques

The physical motion of crossing fingers 2, 3, 4, or 5 over the thumb; used when playing scalar passages or outside of five finger scales.

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Details

Title

A Song for Fairies and Other Woodland Creatures

Year

2018

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

20

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Demonstrate,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Isolate the Thumb,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Creating a Mysterious Character,

Work on Expressive Phrasing