Sailor's Song Op. 68, No. 37

Robert Schumann

Excerpt of Sailor's Song Op. 68, No. 37

Difficulty Level

Theme

Video

Elements

8th Note Parallel 3rds

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Intervals

A series of any amount or quality of blocked 3rd intervals that are played in one hand and move up or down in primarily 8th note 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.

Dotted 8th Notes

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Rhythm

8th notes whose lengths are increased by half; equal to three 16th notes.

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.

Details

Title

Sailor's Song Op. 68, No. 37

Alternate Title

Matrosenlied

Year

1848

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Ages

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Isolate Voices,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Play Without the Ornaments,

Slow Practice,

Work on Dropping Into the Keys With Full Arm Weight