The Sick Doll Op. 39, No. 6

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Excerpt of The Sick Doll Op. 39, No. 6

Sheet Music

(Individual)

Difficulty Level

Themes

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Elements

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

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Blocked Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses root-position major and minor triads with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

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Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to play gradually louder (crescendo) or softer (diminuendo).

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Diminished Seventh Chords

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Chords

Four-note chords comprised of the root, minor 3rd, diminished 5th, and diminished 7th; typically have a dominant function.

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Details

Title

The Sick Doll Op. 39, No. 6

Year

1878

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

42

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Isolate Finger Five,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Play Without Pedal