Waltz Op. 39, No. 8

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Excerpt of Waltz Op. 39, No. 8

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Difficulty Level

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.

8th Rests

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Rhythm

Silence that equals the length of one 8th note.

Accents

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Expression

Indications instructing the player to put special emphasis on notes.

Blocked Chords

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Chords

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

Details

Title

Waltz Op. 39, No. 8

Year

1878

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

85

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Isolate Finger Five,

Play Only the Bottom Note of the Accompaniment Pattern,

Practice Scalar Passages in Rhythms,

Work on Expressive Phrasing