Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Carolyn Miller

Excerpt of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

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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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Accidentals

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Intervals

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

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C Major Five Finger Scale

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Scales

A simple scale that contains the first five notes of the C Major scale.

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Crossing Over Thumb

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Hand and Finger Techniques

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

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Details

Title

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Year

2014

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

24

Lyrics

Yes

Holiday

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Clap and Count,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Sing the Words,

Slow Practice,

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