Minuet Op. 36, No. 1

Amy Beach

Excerpt of Minuet Op. 36, No. 1

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

1st and 2nd Endings

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Notation

Symbols that indicate different measures to play during repeated sections.

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Blocked 3rds Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses repeating blocked 3rds in a single position with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

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Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

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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.

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Details

Title

Minuet Op. 36, No. 1

Composer

Year

1897

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

65

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Similar Passages Together,

Slow Practice,

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