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Piano Lessons: Level One Muscular: Lesson 5

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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits Level One, Muscular Lesson
Number 5.
[SOUND]
Muscle builders from C to C,
starting with the C above middle C.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax.
Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
Down curve.
And then you'll just continue on doing
five
finger pattern, going up all five fingers,
and
down the five fingers until you get to,
right hand thumb on this C.
So right hand thumb will repeat it's self
seven times each day.
Left hand.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
[SOUND] Down curve, relax, straight up.
Down curve, relax, straight up.
Down curve, relax, straight up.
Down curve, relax, straight up.
Down curve, relax.
Down curve, relax.
Your left hand will continue on playing
all the keys.
Up until it reaches finger five on middle
C.
Then you can stop.
Seven times, in left hand.
So, in muscular lesson five.
We've already learned the muscle builders
exercise, but it's a lot to master and
we've got to get it in our muscles so it
becomes a habit.
And the way to do that is you've got to
repeat it over and over again.
So this is what we get to do in lesson
number five.
We're going to play the muscle builders
exercise starting with our right hand.
On the c above middle c.
The reason we don't want our hands on
middle C is because it pushes our arms in
front of our body and can help our
shoulder get raised,
which is what we don't want to do.
So we put our right hand on the C above
middle C,
we do the muscle builders exercise on C.
[MUSIC]
When we're finished,
we shift our hand up so that our thumb is
now on D.
We do the muscle builders up and down
there.
Then to E, then to F.
Continue on.
Same thing with the left hand, we start on
the C below we don't want middle so
our shoulders don't come up.
Start on the C below.
[MUSIC]
And play the exercise on C, D,
E all the way until we get to the middle
C, fifth finger.
With all that repetition, you are going to
start becoming a pro at muscle builders,
and you're gonna really build this piano
muscle and get to be a great pianist.
This is a lot to cover in one week, to do
seven times each hand.
So really, I want to emphasize quality
over quantity.
It's more important that you do the
exercise correctly than that you do
all seven repetitions.
So, for as long as you can stay focused
and do each step well, do that many.
Whether it's just on C and D for the day,
or C, D, E, F.
However you can, however many you can fit
it when you're still doing all the correct
position, is what you want to do.
Eventually, as your muscles learn this
exercise,
you'll be able to get through all seven,
no problem.
The metronome for this if you are playing
with metronome,
which you don't have to be playing with at
this point, but if you're ready, is 63.
And you'll want to do your right hand
alone everyday.
Whether it's one to eight or one to seven
times.
Or your left han, and your left hand alone
as well.
One to seven times.
As many as you can fit in well.
The other part of Muscular Lesson Five is
power fingers.
And we'll keep these two exercises, muscle
builders and power fingers.
Throughout all of the Peery program.
Power fingers is the exercise that we use
that's actually how we play the piano.
When you play the piano, you don't wanna
play with your fingers,
really high lifting off the keys, like
we're doing in muscle builders.
That's just our lifting weights part of
practicing and building that muscle, but
when we play, we want our finger to stay
really close.
It should look like they're barely moving.
And that's what our power fingers exercise
teaches us to do.
So, we stay on the key, and we keep on the
key so
that all fingers are touching the key and
all times.
And so, the weight comes from pushing down
with our arm into the bottom of the key.
[MUSIC]
I will demonstrate power fingers now.
And it's also with metronome 63.
You're going to wanna practice it one time
right hand, one time left hand.
And since it's new, we're just going to be
practicing it on C only for this week.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
Left hand.
[MUSIC]