Etude Op. 50, No. 8

Louise Farrenc

Excerpt of Etude Op. 50, No. 8

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Elements

8th Note Parallel 3rds

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Intervals

A series of any amount or quality of blocked 3rd intervals that are played in one hand and move up or down in primarily 8th note rhythms.

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.

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

Blocked 3rds

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Intervals

Two notes played together, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 3rd of any quality.

Details

Title

Etude Op. 50, No. 8

Year

1863

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

49

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Choose Good Fingerings,

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,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Play Similar Passages Together,

Play Small Segments,

Play Without the Ornaments,

Practice Scalar Passages in Rhythms,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on Getting the Correct Style,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch