Performance Level 1: Ode to Joy
Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Ode to Joy is from the famous Ninth Symphony by Beethoven called the Choral for its use of the human voice as an instrument. You can hear this theme in the fourth movement where the main theme is first heard at 2:28 played by the woodwind and enters again on the double basses and cellos at 3:00
Keyboard with full size keys, digital piano, studio piano or an acoustic piano (Link: Explanation).
The learning objective sets the reasons for learning this piece. It does not cover all reasons, only the most important ones.
Play in 4 beats per bar
Play using piano and forte
To play without pauses (use of a metronome)
Play a 2 note chord
Keep the beat
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