Grave Moments Op. 140, No. 9

Cornelius Gurlitt

Excerpt of Grave Moments Op. 140, No. 9

Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

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.

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.

Clef Changes

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Notation

More than one clef used in a staff in a single piece or movement.

Diminished Seventh Chords

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Chords

Four-note chords comprised of the root, minor 3rd, diminished 5th, and diminished 7th; typically have a dominant function.

Details

Title

Grave Moments Op. 140, No. 9

Publisher

Year

1891

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

58

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Isolate the First Note From Groupings,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Tap One Hand While Playing the Other,

Work on Expressive Phrasing