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Piano Lessons: Level One Practical: Lesson 8

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happens to have a one, practical lesson
So we're back in our solos book this week.
We're going to do solos pages four and
Each one will get a five per day mark on
your chart, and
you'll practice it five days a week.
Just a little note here before the student
Frog Hop, which is page four, this jumps
all over the keyboard.
So, last lesson we talked about never
looking at your hands.
This one's almost impossible unless you do
look at your hands.
So it's, it's the one exception in our
practical pieces in [INAUDIBLE]
level one where you can look at your
That's okay.
This one's really fun to play, so once you
get the hang of it, and
you're looking at your hands and moving
all over the keyboard,
you're gonna have a lot of fun with it.
But when we go back to Lost in the Forest,
no looking at your hands, right?
[LAUGH] Hands on the eyes on the music.
Okay, so let's have the student go on out.
And here is page four, Frog Hop.
One, two, ready.
Oh, sorry.
I about, started too high.
You'll wanna start right in the middle
And both right hand and
left hand are on three black keys, but
they'll also be on two black keys.
I'll go through this one quite slowly.
One, two, ready, go.
Left, right, left, right.
Now the two black keys one, one two.
Back down to where you started in
the middle,
One, two, one, two.
Back down to where you started.
One, one, one, two.
One, one, one, one, one, two, one, two.
If after the first day or even the first
two days,
especially after the first two days, if,
if you're getting really frustrated with
this piece, and it's hard to learn it.
This one's okay to, for it to bring the
student in and watch the video,
that's going to be fine, cuz once they see
how I change positions, it will make it so
much easier.
This isn't really a great reading piece,
it's more just a fun show-off piece.
So once they can play it they'll love it,
but it's really a hard one to read.
So feel free to bring them back in, but
see how they do for
the first one or two days.
See if they can kind of read it and figure
it out.
Some, some kids can do it okay but, it's
okay for this one if they wanna watch.
So here's the duet that goes with Frog
One, two, ready, go.
And now Lost In The Forest page five.
Right hand on three black keys, left hand
on three black keys.
Ready, go.
One two, one two, one, one, one, one, one
One, two.
One, one, one, two.
One, two, one, two, one, one, one,
one, one, two, one, two.
One, one, one two.
Here's the accompaniment.
Now that was sounded really happy [LAUGH]
When you play it by yourself.
But when you play it with a duet part, it
sounds really spooky.
So, if it sounds a little spooky as you're
playing it with me, don't worry.
So this is an easy one for a parent to
This duet is really easy.
Most of these duets are written in six
flat, so
they're terribly horrible to sight read,
unless you're a good sight reader.
This one just sit.
You just play on these three white keys
over and over, up and down with the pedal.
So you'll see I'll play, I'll play your
part, too, so
you can kind of hear how it's supposed to
go, but
I'll play the duet part really loud, so
one, two, ready, go.
So that makes you sound like you're lost.
All right, that's it for this week.
See you next time.