Old Daddy Longlegs

Dennis Alexander

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Difficulty Level

Theme

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.

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Clef Changes

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Notation

More than one clef used in a staff in a single piece or movement.

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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.

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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

Old Daddy Longlegs

Publisher

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

30

Student Age

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Demonstrate,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Slow Practice,

Work on Creating a Mysterious Character