Neapolitan Song Op. 39, No. 18

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Excerpt of Neapolitan Song Op. 39, No. 18

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

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Elements

16th Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-sixteenth the value of a whole note or one quarter of a quarter note.

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Accents

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to put special emphasis on notes.

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Blocked Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses root-position major and minor triads with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

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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

Neapolitan Song Op. 39, No. 18

Year

1878

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

54

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Make Rhythmic Exercises Using Difficult Rhythms,

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