Melody Op. 68, No. 1

Robert Schumann

Excerpt of Melody Op. 68, No. 1

Difficulty Level

Style

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.

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Accidentals

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Intervals

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

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Dotted Quarter Notes

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Rhythm

Quarter notes whose lengths are increased by half; equal to three 8th notes.

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Five Finger Scales

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Scales

Simple five-note scales whose notes fit within a comfortable hand shape; applied when more than one such scale appears in a piece.

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Details

Title

Melody Op. 68, No. 1

Alternate Title

Melodie

Year

1848

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

20

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing