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Piano Lessons: Level Two Musical: Lesson 7

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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits Level two, Musical Lesson
number seven.
This week you're going to continue to
practice all of your section A,
on Halloween pranks.
You, you'll practice it five times, every
day.
Marking your chart boxes with an X or with
a star,
if you're able to do all of your FERN
steps, in one play-through.
You might not get any stars this week.
Maybe towards the end of the week, so,
have that be a goal this week,
is to get at least one star, sometime
through the week.
We're also going to be learning the B
section on Halloween Pranks,
which covers measures 5, 6, 7, and 8.
So, it's line two on your music.
So, let's go through the fingers, the FERN
step for B section.
So, left hand's going to start right up
here.
Now the right hand, as we finished the A
section, was right here.
So, the left hand's gonna cross over.
Okay?
Kind of like when
we're doing our handover hand in muscular.
So, we're going to cross over.
It's kind of like playing that top note.
So, I'm just playing that one note,
and then the right hand's going to play
after that.
So, It says on the music with finger
three.
The way my hand is positioned, it's
actually easier to put both fingers two
and three, so the three doesn't feel so.
[MUSIC]
All by itself.
I like playing black keys with two fingers
sometimes.
So, you can either do it just with finger
three, or with two and three.
Then the right hand's gonna come down and
play finger 4, 3, 2.
Again on all these black keys.
Left hand will get positioned in three
black keys with, starting with finger one.
We'll play 1, 2, 3, 5.
And then right hand's gonna do a hand over
hand move, and play that one.
See, I'm playing with two and three again?
You can either do it with just three, or
with two and three, whatever's easier.
So for expression, we're very forte right
now.
Remember what that means?
Very loud, and this first note, even has a
little mark over it,
that we might not have seen before.
It's called an accent, and it means to
play that with extra emphasis,
to give it a lot of extra sound.
So, you can really poke that left hand
out.
So, let's give it a try.
Poke, and a good pop helps that.
So, we're gonna pop, pop, pop, pop,
smooth.
[MUSIC]
And we hold, but on this note,
our wrist is gonna kinda come up.
We're gonna give this a little bit of
extra emphasis too.
This is called a tenuto.
And it means to literally hold the note,
the full value.
But we also can give that note just a
little bit extra emphasis,
not as much as if it were an accent.
But a little bit more than normal.
So, that's where we're gonna push our
wrists forward.
That's what we always do with tenutos.
You'll see even in advanced repertoire,
that we do that.
Okay.
So, let's go through one more time our
expression.
Ready, go.
Forte.
Pop, pop, pop.
Smooth.
[MUSIC]
Tenuto.
Okay, now our rhythm.
Let's count it.
Let's do this with the metronome.
So we hear our one, at 120.
[SOUND] Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
[MUSIC]
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4.
So, the fast notes happen in measure
seven.
Those are called eighth notes.
But mostly you just need to be able to
hear that with the metronome right now.
And then lastly, our notes.
Again, there's a lot of sharps.
So, let me just go through it slowly, so
you can check your notes.
Here we go.
Oh, right, le, left hand will be coming
over, so.
[MUSIC]
Now this line has a lot going on,
so it's a good one maybe to break in half,
and the first day just practice this much.
[MUSIC]
Doing FERN.
And then the second day, or the third day,
add the rest of it.
[MUSIC]
And
by the end of the week, you can combine
it.
All right, good luck on musical number
seven.
And I'll see you back for Musical Lesson
number eight.
[MUSIC]