German Dance in D Major WoO 8, No. 10

Ludwig van Beethoven

Excerpt of German Dance in D Major WoO 8, No. 10

Difficulty Level

Mood

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.

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.

Blocked Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses root-position major and minor triads with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Broken Chords

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Chords

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

Details

Title

German Dance in D Major WoO 8, No. 10

Year

1795

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signatures

Time Signature

# of Measures

32

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Highlight the Contrasting Characters of Each Section,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Practice Scalar Passages in Rhythms,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing