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Piano Lessons: Level One Musical: Certification

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[MUSIC]
This Peery Habits level one,
musical lesson number ten.
So now that you're finished with musical
lesson number ten, you're getting ready
for your certification.
So these are the things
you need to keep in mind, and what I'll be
looking for
when you send in your video to certify for
musical level one.
On Sacura, I'm gonna be listening for your
tempo.
This is a piece you don't want to play too
fast.
So, it's important that you check your
metronome speed at least once a day,
and one of your five times.
Do it at least one time with the
metronome.
And the metronome speed that you should
practice with is metronome 88.
You need to have this piece by memory.
I'm going to be looking for
your thumbs that they're either on the key
at all times or tucked under the hand.
Not hanging down and not hanging up in the
air.
I'm going to be looking for your fingers.
That all the tips are firm and curved.
[SOUND] No collapsing in on any of the
notes.
On Sakura we learned the slow expressive
wrist release.
This is what I'll be looking for on all of
the places we had talked about.
The rhythm on Sakura must also be correct.
Nice and steady.
Holding the long notes as long as they
need to be and
watching out for that rest at the end.
The notes need to be played accurately, so
no mistakes, and then,
the notes also need to be played smoothly.
[MUSIC]
So, one finger to the next,
no jumping, especially on that one part
where on Line Two where we
had the finger substitution, where it
went.
[MUSIC]
From a finger one to a finger four,
make sure that you play that smoothly.
And for a 16th Century march, here's what
I'll be looking for.
The tempo, you can play this anywhere from
metronome 92,
I know that's slower than what's marked in
your music.
But you can play that slowly as long as
your wrists and
your expression are correct.
That's fine if you need to play it slower.
So it has to be minimum of 92, and that
could be anywhere up through the final
speeds that are written on your music.
This needs to be by memory.
The thumbs on the key or under the hand.
Fingers curved, and firm, not collapsing,
the wrists, so we'll be looking for
two different kinds of wrist on this, your
pop wrists, and your drop floats.
Oops.
That sounded better.
So, also I'll be listening for your
wrists,
that you have the drop heavy and the float
up.
The rhythm must be correct.
The notes need to be played accurately, so
no mistakes.
And then, the touch and the phrasing need
to be correct, also.
So, the short note's short.
[MUSIC]
And the smooth note's smooth.
And then, we'll also be listening for the
dynamics.
There's the mezzo-forte to the piano, and
then the really soft at the very end.
So be practicing all of those details.
When you think you have the piece ready,
please send me a video, and
then you can get your Peery certification.
Work hard.
I look forward to hearing you.
[MUSIC]