Overview of this sheet music:
- "Chinese Dance" (also known as "Tea") from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
- Level 4: Intermediate (See other levels of this song)
- 2 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Fingerings: a few of them provided.
- Key (for this arrangement): C major
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00063
About "Chinese Dance" from The Nutcracker
"Chinese Dance" (also called "Tea") is from the orchestral work for the ballet suite, The Nutcracker, written by a Russian composer, Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893) from the romantic era. It sounds comical, and it is very popular in The U. S. A. during the Christmas season.
Tips for playing Level 4 "Chinese Dance" from The Nutcracker
This particular arrangement is at an intermediate level (Level 4). The range you have to travel on the keys is quite wide. You do have to quickly change hand-positions. However, the left-hand part is quite easy. It'll be playing only C and G alternating for the entire piece. The key to this arrangement is in C major to accommodate piano players at an intermediate level even though Tchaikovsky wrote this piece in the key of B flat major. A few fingerings are suggested on the sheet music. A very fun piece to play. For both the right-hand part and left-hand part, when you see the staccato notes, making them very crisp sound will make this piece sound very nice.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet) & Practice!
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- To learn more about the story behind The Nutcracker and its composer, Tchaikovsky, please visit our pages, "About The Nutcracker" and "About Pyotr Tchaikovsky."
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