March of the Dinosaurs

Paul Poston

Excerpt of March of the Dinosaurs

Difficulty Level

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.

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to play gradually louder (crescendo) or softer (diminuendo).

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

March of the Dinosaurs

Composer

Year

2018

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation