Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ‘Main Theme‘
Arranged for solo piano by Kent D. Smith.
Letter-names (note labels) have been added to every note. These include any and all “accidentals” (sharps, flats, naturals, etc.).
Key: A-minor (easier to read)
The original published key of this section of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet is ‘B-minor,’ basically right next door to A-minor, pitch-wise. I chose the key of A-minor for a couple of reasons: (1) It makes for an easier read, when following the letter-note name labels, because B-minor has more sharps and such, which crowds the note-labeling more; and (2) A-minor is generally easier to read and play in, than B-minor (for most).
Skill / Reading Level
As far as the reading and/or performing skills needed to play the full piece,* I judge this short piece to be “early-to-middle intermediate” level–I’m speaking in an informal and very flexible way here. The most challenging thing for some might be the octaves in this one–an OCTAVE being two notes of the same name, say “C,” but just seven scale-steps up (the C right “next door”), or seven scale-steps down, from each other.*
*GOOD NEWS: You don’t have to play any octave in here, you can always just choose the lower ‘C’ in this example, or the higher ‘C’. The full octaves sound cool and all, but if you just catch whatever notes of these pairs that you can–the piece will still sound complete!
At 60 beats-per-minute (60 BPM: Quarter-notes get the beat):
- One time through is about 1:40 (one minute, 40 seconds).
- Twice through (this works too), 3:20 (three minutes, 20 seconds).
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Thank you so much, I hope you will get much enjoyment from playing this professionally arranged Swan Lake Main Theme for piano, with letters and notes together. These are beautiful and haunting melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; and I am staying true to the original melodies and harmonies from Tchaikovsky’s original main theme, in this exclusive arrangement.
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