Title: Ode To Joy
Instrument: piano
Level: big note
Genre: classical

ODE TO JOY by Beethoven is a LEV 1-2 (BN) elementary piano solo, arranged by Laura Weed. Did you know that Beethoven wrote this theme from his last symphony (No. 9) when he was completely deaf? Truly remarkable!  

Teaching concepts:
- Key of C major (no sharps, no flats)
- 4/4 time
- C five finger hand position, except to stretch the pinky (finger 5) down to B in the left hand
- Dotted quarter notes
- Eighth notes - single eighth notes and eighths beamed in groups of 4
- Subdividing the beat by counting 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and  
- Hand span of a minor 6th
- Tied notes
- 8va - The right hand plays one octave higher than written
- Dynamics - mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, and diminuendo
- Ritardando e diminuendo (Slower and softer at the end of the piece)

LEVEL - (BN) Big Note Piano, (Level 1-2), Elementary Piano 

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