A Swordfish Tango

Paul Poston

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Elements

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

Compound Time Signature

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Meter

A time signature where the fundamental beat is subdivided in groupings of three instead of two.

Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

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 Swordfish Tango

Composer

Year

2018

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signatures

Teaching Tips

Demonstrate,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice