Old French Song Op. 39, No. 16

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Excerpt of Old French Song Op. 39, No. 16

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Style

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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.

8th Note Arpeggios

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Chords

Arpeggios played with predominantly 8th note rhythms.

8th Note Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that uses a persistent 8th note rhythm with broken chords, in varying note configurations.

Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

Details

Title

Old French Song Op. 39, No. 16

Alternate Title

Ancient French Song

Year

1878

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

32

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch