Song to the Stars

Paul Poston

Excerpt of Song to the Stars

Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

Anacrusis

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Meter

Sometimes called upbeats or pickup notes; a note or series of notes that precede and give stress to the first downbeat of a piece.

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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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Elementary Single Note Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern where only one note is played at a time, usually within a single five finger scale and with simple rhythms.

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Extended Hand Positions

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Hand and Finger Techniques

Hand positions that require stretching beyond a five finger scale; usually to play intervals that are 6ths or greater.

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Details

Title

Song to the Stars

Composer

Year

2018

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

21

Student Age

Teaching Tips

Demonstrate,

Hands Separate Practice,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice