Penta

Christine Artemis Pappa

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Difficulty Level

Video

Elements

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 5ths Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of accompaniment pattern that primarily uses repeating blocked 5ths in a single position with simple or slow-moving rhythms.

Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

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.

Details

Title

Penta

Year

2018

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Ages

Student Type

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 Melody,

Work on Creating a Good Tone,

Work on Expressive Phrasing,

Work on Getting the Correct Style,

Work on a Smooth Legato Touch