Serenade Op. 140, No. 18

Cornelius Gurlitt

Excerpt of Serenade Op. 140, No. 18

Difficulty Level

Style

Theme

Video

Elements

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.

Chord Inversions

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Chords

Chords with alternate ordering of their tones where the root is placed either in the middle or at the top of the chord.

Compound Time Signature

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Meter

A time signature where the fundamental beat is subdivided in groupings of three instead of two.

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.

Details

Title

Serenade Op. 140, No. 18

Publisher

Year

1891

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

31

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Play Without the Ornaments,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch