The Little Drummer Boy

Carolyn Miller

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Difficulty Level

Mood

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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.

Accidentals

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Intervals

Sharps, flats and naturals that do not appear in a key signature.

Blocked 5ths Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses repeating blocked 5ths in a single position 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

The Little Drummer Boy

Year

2015

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

52

Teacher Duet

Yes

Lyrics

Yes

Holiday

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Clap and Count,

Demonstrate,

Hands Separate Practice,

Play Small Segments,

Sing the Words,

Slow Practice