Spring Song Op. 68, No. 15

Robert Schumann

Excerpt of Spring Song Op. 68, No. 15

Difficulty Level

Mood

Themes

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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 Parallel 3rds

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Intervals

A series of any amount or quality of blocked 3rd intervals that are played in one hand and move up or down in primarily 8th note rhythms.

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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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Blocked Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played together that are not part of an accompaniment pattern.

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Details

Title

Spring Song Op. 68, No. 15

Alternate Title

Frühlingsgesang

Year

1848

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

46

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Hands Separate Practice,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Study the Contour of the Melody