Bagatelle Op. 68, No. 5

Robert Schumann

Excerpt of Bagatelle Op. 68, No. 5

Difficulty Level

Style

Video

Elements

8th Note Broken Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that uses a persistent 8th note rhythm with broken chords, in varying note configurations.

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

Intermediate Two Voices in One Hand

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Texture

A type of texture where one or both hands play more than one voice at a time with large intervals, many hand positions, and complex rhythms.

Legato

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Expression

A type of articulation indicating the player to play smoothly and seamlessly, with the notes slightly overlapped.

Details

Title

Bagatelle Op. 68, No. 5

Alternate Title

Stückchen

Year

1848

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Ages

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Focus on the Left Hand Accompaniment Patterns,

Hands Separate Practice,

Help Student Achieve Sensitive and Musical Playing,

Study the Contour of the Individual Voices,

Study the Contour of the Melody,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch