Gavotte Op. 36, No. 2

Amy Beach

Excerpt of Gavotte Op. 36, No. 2

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

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.

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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.

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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.

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Crossing Thumb Under

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Hand and Finger Techniques

The physical motion of crossing the thumb under fingers 2, 3, 4, or 5; used when playing scalar passages or outside of five finger scales.

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Details

Title

Gavotte Op. 36, No. 2

Composer

Year

1897

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signatures

Time Signature

# of Measures

56

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

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