The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Eric Baumgartner

Excerpt of The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Sheet Music

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Difficulty Level

Style

Theme

Video

Elements

16th Note Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that uses a persistent 16th note rhythm with broken chords, in varying note configurations.

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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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2 Against 3

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Rhythm

A combination of triplets played in one hand while notes with regular values are played in the other hand at the same time.

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8th Note Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that uses a persistent 8th note rhythm with broken chords, in varying note configurations.

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Details

Title

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Year

2008

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

40

Holiday

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Play Small Segments,

Prepare Challenging Rhythms,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing