Clear Mountain Sky

Mike Springer

Excerpt of Clear Mountain Sky

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

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Anacrusis

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Meter

Sometimes called upbeats or pickup notes; a note or series of notes that precede and give stress to the first downbeat of a piece.

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Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to play gradually louder (crescendo) or softer (diminuendo).

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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

Clear Mountain Sky

Publisher

Year

2017

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

36

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice,

Work on Creating a Good Tone