Guarding the Castle Gates

Mike Springer

Excerpt of Guarding the Castle Gates

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

Accents

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to put special emphasis on notes.

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.

Clef Changes

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Notation

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

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.

Details

Title

Guarding the Castle Gates

Publisher

Year

2017

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

34

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Slow Practice