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Piano Lessons: Level One Practical: Lesson 2

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[MUSIC]
This
is habits level 1, practical lesson 2.
Here's your practice plan for this week,
we're working out of the lesson and
musicianship 1A from Celebrate Piano.
Page eight.
That's a written worksheet.
So once you've completed it for this week,
once you've completed the written work,
you're done.
Page nine.
You're going to want to do this one five
times every day.
Mark each box with an x if you do it but
have some errors.
If you do it perfectly, mark with a star.
You can see how, you know,
at the first three days, you're probably
not gonna get any stars.
But by the end of the week you might get a
star on every single play through.
So you'll really be able to see your
progress if you mark your chart this way.
Page ten, this is just practicing going up
the keyboard and down the keyboard.
So you just need to do this exercise one
time every day, for five days.
And page 11 is another written wor,
written worksheet, so that's a complete.
Okay, so the, now just for the parent
videos,
I'm gonna demonstrate page nine and page
ten.
Students, you're not allowed to watch this
until you've completed all five days
of practicing.
So here is page nine, low, middle, high
patterns.
So the low notes are on the far left of
the keyboard.
Left hand setup on two black keys, low.
Right hand set up on two black keys, high.
The highs on the right side.
This is high enough or here, whichever one
is more comfortable.
It goes left, left, right, right, left,
right, left, left.
Exercise number two is on three high black
keys, right hand,
three middle black keys, left hand.
Ready, go.
Right, left, left,
right, left, right, left, left.
So make sure at the end,
[SOUND] there's not a big break there.
That is keeps on steady, that you keep a
steady beat as you skip down.
Page ten.
Cluster bounce.
Gonna start on a low group of three black
keys right hand, and move up and
down the keyboard, all on three black
keys.
Just getting you,
getting you used to playing through the
whole length of the keyboard.
So.
[MUSIC]
When you do, my left hand a little slower,
and my right hand super speedy fast.
Here's left hand, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
A big stretch.
[MUSIC]
Now let's talk a little bit about muscular
the technique and hand position during
practical.
Really, the practical, if you're doing the
whole Peery system and
familiar with the muscular, the more you
can focus on the muscular
aspects here in practical, the better your
habits are going to form.
So you wanna watch that your fingers are
still curved, thumbs are under.
If you're just going through Peery and
wanting to get a start of
how to read music and start learning how
to just play the piano but not,
not as concerned with learning how to play
the piano correctly.
Then, hand position on these don't matter.
It's your rhythm and your notes, but
specifically keeping that steady beat and
getting sure that all the notes are
accurate and
that you're reading the notes not learning
them by ear.
So whatever you're trying to get out, out
of it,
that's how you customize these practical
lessons to fit your needs.
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