Pierrot and Pierrette Op. 25, No. 4

Amy Beach

Excerpt of Pierrot and Pierrette Op. 25, No. 4

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

1st and 2nd Endings

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Notation

Symbols that indicate different measures to play during repeated sections.

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Accidentals

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Intervals

Sharps, flats and naturals that do not appear in a key signature.

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Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

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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

Pierrot and Pierrette Op. 25, No. 4

Composer

Year

1894

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

51

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Bringing Out the Bouncy Character With a Light, Nimble Touch,

Work on Expressive Phrasing