O Come, Little Children

Nancy and Randall Faber

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Elements

Anacrusis

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Meter

Sometimes called upbeats or pickup notes; a note or series of notes that precede and give stress to the first downbeat of a piece.

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Blocked 5ths Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses repeating blocked 5ths in a single position with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

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G Major Five Finger Scale

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Scales

A simple scale that contains the first five notes of the G Major scale.

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Ritardando

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Meter

An Italian term meaning "delaying"; an indication instructing the player to decrease speed, often gradually.

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Details

Title

O Come, Little Children

Year

1996

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

16

Teacher Duet

Yes

Lyrics

Yes

Holiday

Student Age

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Sing the Words,

Slow Practice,

Tap and Count,

Work on Creating a Good Tone