Folk Song Op. 68, No. 9

Robert Schumann

Excerpt of Folk Song Op. 68, No. 9

Difficulty Level

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Elements

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

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Blocked Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played together 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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Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

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Details

Title

Folk Song Op. 68, No. 9

Year

1848

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

24

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Highlight the Contrasting Characters of Each Section,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch,

Work on Bringing Out the Bouncy Character With a Light, Nimble Touch,

Work on Creating a Mysterious Character,

Work on Expressive Phrasing