Polka Op. 36, No. 5

Amy Beach

Excerpt of Polka Op. 36, No. 5

Difficulty Level

Moods

Theme

Video

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.

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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.

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Accents

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to put special emphasis on notes.

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Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses broken chords in varying note configurations, with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

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Details

Title

Polka Op. 36, No. 5

Composer

Year

1897

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

69

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