Kalinka

Introduction

Kalinka is a traditional Russian folk song.  It is a really fun and exciting song.  Watch the videos and listen to the song a few times before you try to sound out the notes on the piano.  It will help you to get the rhythms correct.

Video

The Lesson

At The Piano

Full Speed

Slower

Sheet Music

There are a few challenges in playing this piece, but they are challenges that you have faced before, so don’t worry.

Make sure you watch the video above for a discussion of the sheet music and explanations. Remember to notice when you have to switch and play with a different hand.

Don’t forget to practice it over and over again and FASTER each time! How fast can you go??

Let’s see some exciting performances!

Take it slow and remember to break it up into phrases.

Digging Deeper