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Piano Lessons: Level One Practical: Lesson 10

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Peery Habits Level 1, Practical Lesson 10.
This is our last practical lesson in level
So great job for getting here.
Okay, before we talk about the assignment,
let's hear the middle C song.
You can do it, right?
That's great.
Okay, so this week we're going to do pages
32, 33,
34, 35, as well as your interval middle c
song every single day, once a day.
So, all of these
are pieces.
And we'll all get a five time per day
You're gonna mark each box with an X or
with a star, five days per week.
So, 32 will be done five times a day, 33
five times per day,
34 five times, and 35, five times as
you're making your chart.
Make sure you practice with your practice
chart, right there and just mark as you
go, don't keep your practice chart away
from the piano and mark it later, mark it
as you go, because it's really motivating
to see all the progress you're making.
On page 35, the top line is playing and
then the middle line is written.
So make sure you don't ignore that middle
line, which is labeled second chance,
on page 35.
Make sure you write that.
It's more doing the intervals of the
second going up and
down that we talked about in your lesson
last week.
With all of these, I mean, especially this
one, it has four pieces for you to play,
and the great thing about these lessons is
if this is too much or
if it gets overwhelming, just do two
pieces this week, that's fine.
And then
do two pieces next week.
You can control the pace however you want.
So if you find that doing four pieces is
just too much this week,
cut it down to whatever feels really fun
and doable for you.
And it's, it's more important that you do
each one five times and
really feel great at the end of the week
that you've learned it very well than to
play all four of them quite poorly.
So, do whatever works for you.
Okay, student, go get to work.
Get started.
Seeing how you do, looking up, down, and
Remember, up, down, and same is what we're
looking for.
And I'll play these now, so after five
I should, I should see you back then.
So here we'll start with page 32, Whisper
or Shout.
Right hand position starting on G, A, B.
Left hand also G, A, B.
With our two, three and four fingers.
Here comes right hand, and whispering and
shout as indicated in the box,
we start learning about dynamics.
And you'll read that box with the student.
Dynamics are fantastic and impractical.
At this point, they're kind of seen as an
We do so much emphasis with dynamics, and
with freezing, and
with musical details in the musical
portion of our lessons that if all they do
is focus on notes and rhythm in practical
that's just great.
If they get the notes and rhythm easily,
then we can start thinking about dynamics,
then hand position, then all these details
that we focus so much on must musical.
I really like to think of the practical as
a way for the student to just
play the music and relax and not worry
about every single detail all time.
But if they enjoy doing these dynamics,
then let's do them.
So it's start out with a p,
which it means piano which means in
Italian to play softly or the word soft.
So, I'll do the dynamics.
They don't have to be done just as long as
the rhythm notes are correct.
So one, two, ready, go.
One, one, one, one, one, one, two.
One, two, one, one, one, one, one, two.
Now with the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
Brass band.
Left hand near the two black keys on D, E.
Right hand near three black keys on G, A,
One, two, ready, go.
One, one, one, one, one, one, one, two.
One, one, one, one, one, one, one, two.
Now, the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
>> Okay.
Page 34, Clouds.
Black keys.
Three black keys in left hand so this time
we're going to go down so
our finger four's gonna be on f three on
And two on A.
Right hand finger two.
On middle C.
Finger three on D.
Left hand starts, finger four
Right hand starts, finger two.
they're really going to take a lot of
turns on this one.
Prior to this, the right hand would play
and then the left hand would play but
this one they, they are playing always
together flowing into each other.
This will be the first note in left hand.
first note in right hand.
One, two, ready, go.
One, one, one, one.
One, two, one, one, one, one, one,
two, one, two, one, one, one, one,
one, one, one, two, one, one,
one, one, one, two, one, two.
Here is the duet for Clouds.
One, two, ready, go.
One, one, one.
One, two, one, two, one,
one, one, one, one, one,
one, two, one, one, one,
one, one, two, one, two.
Page 34, fun thumb phrases.
Left hand will start on g, finger 3.
Right hand will start on fing c finger 1.
Now flow again left hand then to right and
then right hand back into left.
[SOUND] Left hand will start finger three
on g and
right hand will start finger one on C.
One, two, ready go.
One, one, one, two.
One, one, one, two.
One, one, one, one, one.
One, one, two.
I'm going to do that again, and this time
talk about the direction of the notes,
because this piece, the notes change
direction all the time.
So let's do it again, look at the
Ready, go.
One, up, up, two.
Up, up, down.
Up, down, down, down, down, up, down,
down, two.
At this point if you're still having
trouble reading up,
down, or stay the same.
One of the ways you can practice is look
at the music and
identifying as you look at it without
Just sing.
Three, up, up, two, up up, down, two.
See you get used to seeing those
directions quickly and in rhythm.
And then the other way to do it,
is to have your practice partner say the
direction and
you don't look at the music, you just have
the practice partner tell you.
So for this one I'll do up three.
Then up, up.
So I get used to what it means to play up,
with my fingers.
So you can separate those steps, then keep
practicing it that way until they can
kind of combine where you can see it, and
it translates down to your fingers.
So that's it.