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Piano Lessons: Level One Musical: Lesson 6

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is Peery Habits level one, musical number
This week, we're going to add a new piece
called a 16th Century March.
It's on page seven of your perspectives
preparatory book.
If you are still practicing sachor and
getting all those details mastered,
that's great.
That's to be expected.
So, if that's something you're still
working on, make sure to include that on
your practice chart that you're doing that
five times a day.
Marking it with an x or with a star,
and then were going to learn 16th century
march section a.
And we're going to use the Fern method, so
make sure you're writing Fern for
every five, for every day that you
And going through all those steps.
So let's talk about section A in 16th
Century March.
Section A is measures one through four,
and then it's also measures 17, 18, 19,
and 20.
So it repeats itself there at the end.
Now, let's first go through the fingers.
So you're going to set yourself up with G,
finger five in the left hand.
And G, finger one in the right hand.
And this is the low middle C.
So we're starting the right hand pretty
And the fingers that we're going to play
are in left hand.
It's five.
Then one.
And then in right hand, one, five.
So the outside fingers.
Let's try that again.
So five, one, one, five.
That's pretty easy.
Okay, and then there's two more measures
to go.
So now this is just with the right hand.
What you're gonna wanna do is get that
third finger on this black key.
It's called a B Flat.
That doesn't matter as much right now, but
get it on this black key.
The top one of the three black keys.
And you're going to do finger four, five,
four, three.
Three, two.
So let's do that part again.
Four, five, four, three, two.
Now the expression in a 16th century march
we're going to learn a new musical tool.
So in we learn to play with our wrists
very slowly and beautifully.
We learn to play very smooth and
So we got to learn how to make that sort
of a sound.
Okay 16th century march.
It's a really quick lively piece, very
different than sacorut.
And so the rifts we're going to learn 16th
century march are called pops and so
this is the expression.
So a pop looks like this.
A very short note and
our wrist is going to pop up, kind of like
you were a puppet and
you had a string here, you are going to
pull your wrist up right here, and
you are pushing into the key, you aren't
lifting off of the key like we are doing
in [INAUDIBLE] we are popping, kind of
into the key.
So again, be careful the shoulders aren't
going and the elbows aren't going.
And [SOUND] watch that your fingers are
pointed down.
So to get the feeling you can practice
just going
forward like this just to get the feeling
so its elbows going forward,
elbows not shoulders not elbows going out
but this motion.
So with the pop, we'll go pop [SOUND] Pop.
And see how my fingers are still pointed
It looks like a puppy dog's ear.
Do you see that?
Or a goose head.
Or a mountain range.
Or anything you can really imagine.
But it doesn't look like the claw.
So don't be popping up like this.
You'll want to, I promise.
I've seen so many claws.
Okay, so you pop up like this.
You see?
So we'll go left pop.
Left, right, right.
And now the right hand gets to do what we
call a short slur.
Now, every time we do a music, even when
you get to grade ten.
You will do this short slur in the same
So if you learn it now, it will be so
easy when you get to your more advance
It's called the drop float.
So we're gonna drop.
And my wrist is actually gonna bend down
like I told you not to do when you're
doing muscle builders power fingers,
[NOISE] But you're going to drop your
wrist down.
[NOISE] And that really heavy and float.
Off and have your wrist come up.
We're not gonna do a pop, it's a float.
There's a difference.
The drop is loud, the float is soft, you
So we're not gonna push into the key.
We're gonna drop heavy, and
then we're gonna take that weight away
like we're floating up to the sky.
So here's the expression, all together,
pop, pop, pop, pop, drop
float, float.
Got it?
Okay, that's a lot.
So if all you can do this week is your pop
steps, that's fantastic.
And then, next week you might want to try
adding your drop float.
It's better that you do it right.
Cuz once you get use to it your wrists
will just do it without you even thinking.
Now, so, you'll be able to play so
even when you're sight-reading later on.
Okay, so, rhythm.
Let's talk about rhythm.
I'll count it out for you.
Ready, go.
One, one, one, one,
one, fast, fast, one, one.
Pretty simple.
And then, the notes.
It's pretty easy let me name them for you.
G, D, G, D, C,
D, C, B-flat, A.
And that's it for section A.
So the most important thing this time is.
Those wrists, to get that in your musical
You're going to become just a professional
at playing 16th Century March.
I'm really excited.
If you need to send in a video, cuz these
wrists are so new, please do.
I would love to look at your wrists.
Give you any suggestions.
So, work hard on 16th Century March.