My Dog Has a Flea

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Elements

Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

Elementary Single Note Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern where only one note is played at a time, usually within a single five finger scale and with simple rhythms.

Fermatas

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Rhythm

Indications placed above or below notes instructing the player to hold those notes longer than their original notated length.

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

My Dog Has a Flea

Composer

Publisher

Collection

Year

2003

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Teacher Duet

Yes

Lyrics

Yes

Student Age

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Focus On Expressive Markings,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Highlight the Contrast in Articulation,

Sing the Words,

Slow Practice,

Work on Bringing Out the Bouncy Character With a Light, Nimble Touch