German Dance in A Major WoO 8, No. 8

Ludwig van Beethoven

Excerpt of German Dance in A Major WoO 8, No. 8

Difficulty Level

Mood

Theme

Video

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 Note Scale Passages

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Scales

Passages with constant step-wise motion and mainly 8th note rhythmic values.

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.

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.

Details

Title

German Dance in A Major WoO 8, No. 8

Year

1795

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

32

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Demonstrate,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Practice Scalar Passages in Rhythms,

Slow Practice,

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

Work on Expressive Phrasing