Russian Song Op. 39, No. 11

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Excerpt of Russian Song Op. 39, No. 11

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

Styles

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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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Blocked 6ths

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Intervals

Two notes played together, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 6th of any quality.

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Crossing Thumb Under

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Hand and Finger Techniques

The physical motion of crossing the thumb under fingers 2, 3, 4, or 5; used when playing scalar passages or outside of five finger scales.

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Dominant Seventh Chords

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Chords

Four-note chords comprised of the root, major 3rd, perfect 5th, and minor 7th.

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Details

Title

Russian Song Op. 39, No. 11

Year

1878

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

30

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Work on Creating a Mysterious Character