A Carousel Ride

Martha Mier

Excerpt of A Carousel Ride

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.

Broken Octave Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses broken octave intervals with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Extended Hand Positions

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Hand and Finger Techniques

Hand positions that require stretching beyond a five finger scale; usually to play intervals that are 6ths or greater.

Intermediate Single Note Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern where only one note is played at a time but with large intervals, many hand positions, and complex rhythms.

Details

Title

A Carousel Ride

Composer

Publisher

Year

1993

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

# of Measures

42

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Isolate Finger Five,

Isolate Single Notes Within Chords,

Isolate Voices,

Isolate the First Note From Groupings,

Isolate the Thumb