Troubadour's Serenade

Catherine Rollin

Excerpt of Troubadour's Serenade

Difficulty Level

Style

Video

Elements

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.

Blocked Chords

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Chords

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

Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses broken chords in varying note configurations, 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

Troubadour's Serenade

Publisher

Year

1999

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

61

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Isolate Finger Five,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Slow Practice,

Tap One Hand While Playing the Other,

Tap and Count