Happy Heart

Martha Mier

Excerpt of Happy Heart

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.

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.

Crossing Thumb Under

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Hand and Finger Techniques

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

Extended Hand Positions

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Hand and Finger Techniques

Hand positions that require stretching beyond a five finger scale; usually to play intervals that are 6ths or greater.

Details

Title

Happy Heart

Composer

Publisher

Year

1993

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

44

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Isolate Voices,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Work on Creating a Good Tone