Tahitian Sunset

Martha Mier

Excerpt of Tahitian Sunset

Difficulty Level

Style

Theme

Video

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.

Blocked Chords

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Chords

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

Broken 5ths Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses broken 5th intervals with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Crossing Over Thumb

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Hand and Finger Techniques

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

Details

Title

Tahitian Sunset

Composer

Publisher

Year

1993

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

44

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Isolate Finger Five,

Isolate the Thumb,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Creating a Good Tone