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Piano Lessons: Level One Musical: Lesson 9

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Habits Level one,
Musical Lesson number nine.
So, now you've been through almost the
entire 16th century March.
You know Section A, A1, and B.
So, this week we're adding B1.
So, continue to practice A, A1, and B,
five times every day for at least five
days before you try your next lesson.
Mark each place here, either with an X or
with a star.
And then use the FERN method for section
So, let's go through the FERN.
Steps for B1 now.
B1 is found, measures 13, 14, 15, and 16.
Okay now, the good news is, the worst is
B1 is even easier than B, so if you did B
well, you're gonna have a vacation on B1.
So, B1, the fingers, left hand, this is
exactly the same.
Same note, same finger, same everything.
Okay, so, right hand, the fingers it's
very close to meaning exactly the same.
It starts out just the same.
So 4, 3, 2, 4, 3, 2, 4, 3, 2, but instead
of going back up with a two here,
you're just gonna play a three, and be
done with it.
So it's a lot easier right?
So you do 4, 3, 2, 3.
And then it has one of those birdseye that
we saw in Sakura, the fermata,
which means we can hold this as long as we
So, we just sit here on this note.
Okay, the expression, same as in B, we're
going to work on the drop float.
So, with the right hand, it's drop and
float, drop and float, drop and float
Now, the difference between B and B1, is
that B if you remember,
was marked mf, or mezzo forte.
Do you remember what that means?
It means medium loud, which is just about
regular playing.
Measure 13 there's a new marking, it has
two Ps.
So, if you remember from your LNM book
P means soft, okay, so two Ps means very
Okay, so you're gonna play this very soft,
and echo to B.
So, lets here it.
Very quiet [FOREIGN] is the Italian word.
If you wanna really impress your friends,
you just say,
I love to play [FOREIGN] fills my soul,
you know?
So that's [FOREIGN] now the rhythm, same
thing is in B, other than.
We hold this long note.
And the notes, same thing is in B,
except here we stop instead of going back
So, that should be pretty
So you're just really getting to practice
B again,
with a little bit of a different ending.
So, work hard on this B1.
Keep watching these drop floats.
That's the hardest part.
Go slowly.
Practice it carefully.
Watch the videos.
Watch me and do your wrists at the same
Even if you're sitting at a desk and do.
Follow my, you know, if you have your
desk, and you're watching your computer.
This is fine, you, you just do the pops as
I do 'em.
This is really good practice, cuz you're
not worried about the notes.
You're just watching your wrists.
This is great practice.
Then you get just to focus here.
So, that's probably one of the best ways
you can practice those wrists,
is by watching me, and let your wrists
just go, and just imitating.
So work hard on this, and I will see you
for Musical Lesson ten, next time.