Moonlight Waltz

Martha Mier

Excerpt of Moonlight Waltz

Difficulty Level

Mood

Themes

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.

Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses broken chords in varying note configurations, with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Broken Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played one note at a time that are not part of an accompaniment pattern.

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

Moonlight Waltz

Composer

Publisher

Year

1993

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

32

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Work on Creating a Good Tone