Ballade Op. 126, No. 5

Cécile Chaminade

Excerpt of Ballade Op. 126, No. 5

Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

Accents

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to put special emphasis on notes.

Blocked 3rds Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses repeating blocked 3rds in a single position with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Blocked 5ths Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses repeating blocked 5ths in a single position with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Blocked Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played together that are not part of an accompaniment pattern.

Details

Title

Ballade Op. 126, No. 5

Year

1907

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

30

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts