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Piano Lessons: Level Two Musical: Lesson 10

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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery habits level 2, musical lesson
number 10.
Okay, hello.
I might not have seen you in a while
because that was a big
assignment last week.
But you should have Halloween Pranks up to
metronome 120.
So this week, you're going to get prepared
to send in a video to me.
And how I want you to practice that is
every
day you'll play Halloween Pranks five
times.
Right, we always play it five times, so
you should be getting used to this.
This is how I want you to practice your
five times.
One time, I want you to play with
metronome 120 at final speed.
Let me just do that for you know.
Just to review.
Try and play it with me.
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
So one time everyday with that metronome.
I want you to play it two times every day
at that same speed, but
without the metronome, to see if you can
play it that evenly and
that quickly without the ticks going on
all the time.
Then I want you to practice it two times
quite a bit slower.
So I want you to move your metronome down
at least five ticks.
One, two, three, four, five.
That goes back to metronome 100, and
I want you to play it two times at
metronome 100.
Let me just give you an example of what
that will sound like.
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
So
do all of your dynamics in really big
wrists, as it's slower.
[MUSIC]
Now you might find that the metronome 100
is actually harder for you to play than
120.
That's because we do most of our improving
and get the piece better, and all of our
mistakes really come out where we're weak
when we're playing it a little bit slower.
So these medium tempos are what will
actually make you better.
So if you're making a lot of mistakes on
the medium, don't give up and say,
actually I just sound so great fast.
The thing is, you don't sound so great
fast, it's just going by faster, so
you don't hear it as easily.
[LAUGH] So, play at the medium speed, get
it really perfect, and
then your fast will sound really great.
When you've practiced a week doing all
these different speeds,
please send me in a video, and
I'll look to see if you're ready to become
Peery certified on Halloween pranks.
[MUSIC]