Spanish Nocturne

Catherine Rollin

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Difficulty Level

Style

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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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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Broken Octave Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses broken octave intervals with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

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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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Details

Title

Spanish Nocturne

Publisher

Year

1999

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

64

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Isolate the Thumb,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Tap One Hand While Playing the Other,

Work on Creating a Good Tone