This is a public version of the members-only Classical Piano with Christie Peery , at ArtistWorks. Functionality is limited, but CLICK HERE for full access if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level.

These lessons are available only to members of Classical Piano with Christie Peery .
Join Now

30 Day Challenge
«Prev of Next»

Piano Lessons: Level One Musical: Lesson 3

Lesson Video Exchanges () submit video Submit a Video Lesson Study Materials () This lesson calls for a video submission
Study Materials
information below
Lesson Specific Downloads
Play Along Tracks
Practice Charts +

0 out of 5000 hours
Backing Tracks +
Additional Materials +
resource information below Close
Collaborations for
resource information below Close
Submit a video for   

This video lesson is available only to members of
Classical Piano with Christie Peery .

Join Now

information below Close
Course Description

This page contains a transcription of a video lesson from Classical Piano with Christie Peery . This is only a preview of what you get when you take Piano Lessons at ArtistWorks. The transcription is only one of the valuable tools we provide our online members. Sign up today for unlimited access to all lessons, plus submit videos to your teacher for personal feedback on your playing.

CLICK HERE for full access.
Habits level one,
music lesson number three.
So, now you know Sakura A, B, and A1.
You know about half the piece now.
We have about three more small sections to
The section we're going to learn this
week, is section C.
Section C is measures five and six.
Now just a note about this music is, the
best way for
you to learn these musical pieces, is not
to look at the music.
The music can be used for your reference
if you wanna look at it, but
you're much better off memorizing it,
looking at me and playing with me, or
just looking at your own hands, than
looking at the music.
There are so many details to keep track of
that you wanna know it in you ear, so
listening to it over, and over, and over
And then like I said, just playing it a
lot of times with me, or watching me,
that's the best way to learn it.
Don't worry about the music at this point.
So Section C leet's go through our FERN
Of course Sections A, B, and A1.
Please do five times every day, marking
the X or the star, if you can get perfect.
Star would indicate that you got all those
steps of FERN perfectly.
So, see how many you can get.
And then [COUGH] for Section C, we are
going to use the FERN practice method.
Okay, so let's talk about the fingers in
Section C.
So, section C fingers.
We've shifted our hand down.
Here's where we were in B.
With finger two on A.
Now we're going to move, down to put our
thumb on middle C.
That's kind of our anchor.
So, we're moving back down in C position.
I'm gonna start with finger three.
We're gonna stay here, but the finger's
kind of tricky.
You'll see why.
So watch, watch this.
It goes 3, 1, 3, 4, 3, now watch.
I'm gonna play this same note, but I
shifted to a fourth finger.
Did you see that?
So here's three on E.
Here's four on E.
So, let's start Section C again.
Do this with me.
3, 1, 3, 4, 3,
now four on the same note.
Then we're gonna go down to a two, and to
a one.
Okay, so, 3, 1,
3, 4, 3, 4, 2, 1.
That part will kind of go fast when we get
to the rhythm.
Let's look at the left hand, your left
hand was here in this position, okay,
we are gonna shift it down also.
So, we're moving it down two notes worth.
So, here we are one, two.
Now I'm finger 2A.
And we go like this.
2, 4, 2.
Now we're gonna pull our right hand and
change our finger, and
keep on the same note.
Put finger one there.
So it's gonna go 2, 4, 2, switch to finger
1, 3, 4, let's do that one more time.
2, 4, 2.
Get ready for your one,1, 3, 4.
The expression on C is pretty simple,
we're gonna do one of those up-wrists at
the end.
Very slow up-wrists.
Lets take a look.
I'll tell you one danger zone here, in the
This is what you're gonna wanna do.
Okay, that really short, cuz you have
to switch your hands, you have to switch
the finger there, on that same note.
Be careful.
Watch how I do it.
Listen carefully.
I hold
that as long as I can, so still stays very
That's pretty tricky, so just practice the
hands alone, and try and
play it smoothly, cuz then, really short.
The rhythm, it has the same rhythm,
section C as section B, so
let's count it out.
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, fast, fast, one, two.
That might be hard to play hands together.
For rhythm practice, you might wanna do it
hands alone for
a bit, till you get used to it.
Let's, let's count out our notes.
So right hand starts on E.
E, C, E, F,
E, E, C, B.
Left hand.
A, F, A.
A, F, E.
All right.
So, that's Sakura section B.
Excuse me, section C.
So, good luck with that.
And I'll see you next time.