March Op. 36, No. 4

Amy Beach

Excerpt of March Op. 36, No. 4

Difficulty Level

Moods

Theme

Video

Elements

16th Notes

Image of the 16th Notes element

Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-sixteenth the value of a whole note or one quarter of a quarter note.

8th Notes

Image of the 8th Notes element

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

Image of the Crossing Over Thumb element

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

Image of the Crossing Thumb Under element

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.

Details

Title

March Op. 36, No. 4

Composer

Year

1897

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

58

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Demonstrate,

Make Rhythmic Exercises Using Difficult Rhythms,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Play Small Segments,

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