Morning Song Op. 140, No. 2

Cornelius Gurlitt

Excerpt of Morning Song Op. 140, No. 2

Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

Blocked Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played together that are not part of an accompaniment pattern.

Broken Chords

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Chords

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

Chord Inversions

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Chords

Chords with alternate ordering of their tones where the root is placed either in the middle or at the top of the chord.

Contrary Motion

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Texture

A type of texture where the contour of the notes in one hand is the exact opposite to that of the other hand as they play simultaneously.

Details

Title

Morning Song Op. 140, No. 2

Publisher

Year

1891

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

40

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch