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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits Level two, Muscular Lesson
number 13.
So, you've just passed off all of your C,
G, F major chords and arpeggios.
Now, on the practice chart, we're going to
keep doing muscle builders, and
power fingers at metronome 100.
You can choose any skips that you want.
At this point if you're getting great at
this exercise, and your form is excellent,
if you sent me in that video and I said,
wow, that, that looks perfect,
then you can start working on speed, cuz
that's the next thing.
We're going to try to improve.
So, the way you work on speed is every
week just move it up one tic, and
if your form is looking good, you can move
it up a tic the next week.
So, start this week at metronome 104 if
you're ready, if not just keep it at 100,
or even slower, whatever speed you can do
with perfect form.
So, this week, we're adding our hand over
hand final way,
which is called five-finger.
We've learned the chord, and we've learned
the arpeggio, and
now we're going to learn the five-finger
pattern, for C, G and F major.
We're going to start with C major.
So, to learn a five-finger pattern, you
first have to know about whole steps and
half steps.
So, a half step on the keyboard, is going
from one note to the very next note.
Do you see that, how I'm not skipping any?
[MUSIC]
Okay.
So, this is a half step.
[MUSIC]
And this also a half step.
[MUSIC]
You see,
because I'm not skipping any notes here.
I'm playing every single no, note, right
next to the other note.
So, to make a half step, into a whole
step, you just combine two half steps.
So, here's a half step.
I'm gonna go up one more half step.
Half plus half equals a whole, and so
that's a whole step.
To make any major five-finger pattern,
you just follow the same whole step half
step pattern.
So, that pattern is whole step.
[MUSIC]
Whole step.
[MUSIC]
Half step.
[MUSIC]
Whole step.
[MUSIC]
So it's whole, whole, half, whole.
Now, if you're a real brainiac, you'll be
able to figure out G and F this week,
just based on that pattern.
But if you just wanna give your brain a
rest, and practice your muscles,
let's just stick with C.
So, let's do C major, five-finger pattern,
hand over hand.
It's going to be at metronome 100, here's
how it goes.
[SOUND] Ready go.
[MUSIC]
Keep those thumbs on the key.
No thumbs hanging down like this.
Get all five fingers there at once.
[MUSIC]
Just C now we're coming down backwards.
See how all my five fingers are there at
once.
Place that thumb down.
All five fingers at once.
[MUSIC]
So,
you're going to be looking for C on the
way up, where to place your hands.
And then G on the way down.
And really do be careful, that on the way
up,
your left hand does not set up like this,
with the thumb hanging down.
But that your thumb is on G, so you're
playing further into the keys.
Same thing with right hand coming down.
Is as you're coming down, make sure that
your right hand thumb is not setting up
down here, and then rolling up.
This is a bad habit.
You want your thumb, right there on the
key, and making your good habit,
every time playing your C major,
five-finger pattern.
[MUSIC]
See my thumb is right, set up,
ready to go.
All fingers curved in close, just like in
power fingers.
So, good luck C major five-finger pattern.
Practice that five days this week.
One time, everyday.
And I will see you next time for muscular
number 14.
[MUSIC]