Free Beethoven Sheet Music "German Dance"
FREE Beethoven sheet music "German Dance" is a sprightly, energetic bit of classical piano music.
Full of right hand scale patterns, but not too hard, this can be a fun piece!
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A melody you can sing...
Like most of Beethoven's music, the melody is compelling, making you want to hum it, even though it spans two octaves. (Luckily for your student if he or she is just starting out with classical piano music, the left hand is pretty static.)
This piece can be seen as a fingering exercise...
The fingering in the first line of this piano music by Beethoven may seem unnecessarily complicated at first!
Lots of tucking under, finger replacement, and a bit of unaccustomed stretching and contracting make this piece harder, not easier, than it sounds.
Right hand hard - left hand easy!
Your students will not be able to skate through these scales. Fortunately, the left hand is pretty easy, as long as your piano student's hand is large enough for the filled octave.
Let them try it their own way first, to discover the difficulty
In order to convince your student to give the fingering a chance, I suggest that you have your student play around with the first line, right hand only, trying out different ways to get the hand smoothly to the top of the phrase.
Mention the aberrations in the left hand
A casual glance at the left hand chordal accompaniment might convince students there is nothing to see there -- but they would be wrong.
Twice in this printable piano music, the octave hand shape drops to a seventh, resulting in a bit of musical tension.
To make it more memorable...
Ask THEM to spot where the octave patterns change! Perhaps they could also circle it or mark it; if they are the ones doing the discovering, they will remember better!
The link to the piano sheet music pdf:
Download free Beethoven sheet music German Dance
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This book is available as a digital download from this site, and also from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
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A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
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Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
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