Etude Op. 50, No. 23

Excerpt of Etude Op. 50, No. 23

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16th Notes

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Rhythm

Notes whose lengths are equal to one-sixteenth the value of a whole note or one quarter of a quarter note.

Broken Chords

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Chords

Chord tones played one note at a time that are not part of an accompaniment pattern.

Chord Inversions

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Chords

Chords with alternate ordering of their tones where the root is placed either in the middle or at the top of the chord.

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.

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Title

Etude Op. 50, No. 23

Year

1863

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

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Teaching Tips

Block the Broken Chords,

Choose Good Fingerings,

Demonstrate,

Hands Separate Practice,

Isolate the First Note From Groupings,

Make Rhythmic Exercises Using Difficult Rhythms,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Similar Passages Together,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice