The Clown and the Ballarina

Ben Crosland

Excerpt of The Clown and the Ballarina

Difficulty Level

Theme

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.

Accidentals

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Intervals

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

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.

Intermediate Waltz Accompaniment

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Accompaniment Patterns

A type of waltz accompaniment pattern that uses intermediate skills like shifting, extending, and multiple voices, but without octave leaps.

Details

Title

The Clown and the Ballarina

Composer

Collection

Year

2016

Instrumentation

Solo Piano

Key Signature

Time Signature

Student Age

Teaching Tips

Choose Good Fingerings,

Demonstrate,

Highlight Dynamic Contrasts,

Play Similar Passages Together,

Play Small Segments,

Slow Practice