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Piano Lessons: Level Two Musical: Lesson 15

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is Peery Habits Level 2, Musical Lesson
Number 15.
Okay, so how did your new line go with the
left hand?
Are you doing all of your pop wrists?
So we have one more line left.
So, this week, on your practice chart,
you're going to practice lines one and
two the same way I talked about in Lesson
Number 14.
With the metronome at different speeds.
On line three on your practice chart,
practice this five times a day,
working it up from metronome 58 to 88.
So that's two speeds a day you're going to
be moving it up.
By the end of the week, you'll have it at
88, and
be able to play through, really the whole
Cuz your new line is line four.
And let me show you your new line, and
then we'll talk about it.
So here's line four, our final line in
[SOUND] Ready, go.
Did that sound familiar?
It's very similar to lines one and two.
There are a few differences, though, so
let's go through the FERN of line four.
And that's how you should be practicing it
this week.
So, line four, the fingers.
The right hand is exactly the same.
It goes through the same notes.
After it does four of these repetitions,
that's my third, four, on the last one.
On number five, you're just going to stop
and stay there.
And that's the last note of the piece.
If using were five you'll end up with a
If you were using four, three, two, one,
you'll end up with a four.
In the left hand we're doing that same.
Going back to our half notes.
So whether you're using two or three.
Still using just those two or three.
By the end probably just the three is, is
nec, is only needed.
Expression, this is the same expression
we've been doing the whole time.
Except there is one slight difference.
Our dynamics change.
At the beginning of the last line, you'll
see the words dim.
Now that is short for diminuendo, which is
the Italian word for getting softer.
So we're going to get gradually softer
throughout this whole line
until we end on the last measure, it says
Do you know what that means?
That's very soft.
So, the Italian word is pianissimo, and we
play as softly as possible.
So, let's listen to line four with the
So, we're still pushing hard.
But now we're not gonna play so loud, so
we don't need to push as much anymore.
Now we just can start playing with
Also, really slow down.
And really soft.
The Italian word for slowing down is
So we're going to a slight ritard at the
end on these last low notes,
and then very soft at the end.
So there's actually quite a bit of dynamic
On the last slide.
But the hard expression with the pop
wrists excuse me, the push wrists.
They actually get easier because towards
the end, you can stop doing them.
Cuz if we're not playing so
loud like a big two ten chime.
You don't need to be doing them anymore.
Okay, let's talk about our rhythm.
The rhythm is very simple.
Except there is one new marking that you
might have not seen before.
And that is right here at the end.
Do you see this?
It looks like a slur.
Except in this case, it's called a tie
because it moves
from the same note Over to the next
And what a tie means is you hold it, so
it's adding two notes together, and
you don't play the second note.
You just hold it.
So that last note actually gets six full
So when you play low C, [SOUND] Low C, now
you just hold it.
[SOUND] You don't play low C three times,
just two times and then hold.
That's our rhythm.
Okay let's go over notes.
Cuz the notes in the left hand do change a
little, but it's nothing you can't handle.
So starts out with our regular G's.
G, G, G, G.
[SOUND] Here's where it changes.
It starts with middle C this time instead
of the C above.
It starts on middle C.
And then it does the low C twice.
Okay, so you should be able to play that
last line
about at the same speeds as the first two.
But don't worry about speed or metronome
this week.
I just want you focused on FERN for line
Do your metronome practice on line three,
and all the metronomes with the,
the variety of speeds on line one and two.
Then I'll see you back here for Lesson
Number 16,
our final lesson in Habits Level 2.