Polka Op. 36, No. 5

Amy Beach

Excerpt of Polka Op. 36, No. 5

Difficulty Level

Moods

Theme

Video

Elements

16th Note Scale Passages

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Scales

Passages with constant step-wise motion and mainly 16th note rhythmic values.

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 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.

Accents

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to put special emphasis on notes.

Details

Title

Polka Op. 36, No. 5

Composer

Year

1897

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Play Similar Passages Together,

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