Spiral Staircase

Excerpt of Spiral Staircase

Difficulty Level

Style

Video

Elements

Accidentals

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Intervals

Sharps, flats and naturals that do not appear in a key signature.

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.

Crescendo and Diminuendo

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Expression

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

Five Finger Scales

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Scales

Simple five-note scales whose notes fit within a comfortable hand shape; applied when more than one such scale appears in a piece.

Details

Title

Spiral Staircase

Composer

Publisher

Year

2004

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Age

Student Type

Teaching Tips

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Map Out Hand Position Shifts,

Slow Practice,

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