Etude Op. 50, No. 3

Louise Farrenc

Excerpt of Etude Op. 50, No. 3

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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.

Blocked 3rds

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Intervals

Two notes played together, usually in one hand but sometimes in both, whose distance is the interval of a 3rd of any quality.

Blocked Chord Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses root-position major and minor triads with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Contrary Motion

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Texture

A type of texture where the contour of the notes in one hand is the exact opposite to that of the other hand as they play simultaneously.

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Title

Etude Op. 50, No. 3

Year

1863

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

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Choose Good Fingerings,

Demonstrate,

Hands Separate Practice,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on Getting the Correct Style