Etude Op. 50, No. 20

Louise Farrenc

Excerpt of Etude Op. 50, No. 20

Sheet Music

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Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

16th Notes

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Rhythm

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

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Broken Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played one note at a time that are not part of an accompaniment pattern.

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Chord Inversions

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Chords

Chords with alternate ordering of their tones where the root is placed either in the middle or at the top of the chord.

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Contrary Motion

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Texture

A type of texture where the contour of the notes in one hand is the exact opposite to that of the other hand as they play simultaneously.

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Details

Title

Etude Op. 50, No. 20

Year

1863

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

35

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Choose Good Fingerings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Make Rhythmic Exercises Using Difficult Rhythms,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch,

Work on Expressive Phrasing