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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits Level 2 Practical Lesson
Number 1.
So here is what your chart should look
like.
You going to wanna space on there for your
flashcards,
with a box that you can write in your time
every day.
You're also going to want to put, write
down,
to practice your staff book exercise.
And do one line of the drill everyday.
And please write in your daily time for
that drill, on your practice chart.
We're going to be covering, in the L&M,
1A, the Celebrate Piano book, that we left
off.
Within Peery Habits Level One, we're going
to be covering pages 36, 37, 38 and 39.
So on your practice chart for, for
page number 36, please do that one time
every day.
37 I'm going to do with you right now.
38, you can just mark it completed on your
practice chart.
And 39 you want to do that five times per
day,
marking with x's and stars when perfect.
So let's first look at 36.
The top part is a rhythm drill that you'll
be playing.
I'll demonstrate that later for your
practice partner.
But let's look at the Interval Safari
song.
You'll have the Middle C song, which
you've been singing.
Can you sing that for me now?
[MUSIC]
Middle C, did you get it?
Okay, so, we know where our C is and now
we are going to add the Busy Bee
song which is teaching us to learn, it's
teaching us to sing a major second.
So, the Busy Bee song, which is on page
36, sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
Busy
bee.
Busy bee.
Busy, busy bumble bee.
So now every day, when you sit at the
piano and start with your interval songs,
you'll sing middle C [COUGH] and then busy
B.
Let's do busy B one more time.
[MUSIC]
Busy bee.
Busy bee.
Busy, busy bumblebee.
Really try and get those pitches just to
match, so
that our voices sound just the same.
Okay, let's go to page 37.
I want you to turn to page 37 in your 1A
book.
And you'll see at the top, there are these
rhythms.
I'm going to play either this top rhythm
or this bottom rhythm,
and I need you to circle, which one I'm
playing.
So here we go.
Here's number one.
So turn away from the screen so you don't
see what I'm playing and
just look at your book.
Here we go.
One, two, ready go.
One,
[MUSIC]
two, one, one, one, two, one, two,.
Number one again.
Ready?
Go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, one, one, one, two.
One, two.
Okay.
If you circled this bottom one, you're
correct.
Let's go on to number two.
Okay?
Here's number two.
Listen.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, one, one, one, one, one, one.
Number two again.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, one, one, one, one, one, one.
If you circled this top one.
You are correct.
Good, you heard the half note at the
beginning there.
Getting two counts.
Okay, let's go on to number three.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, one, two.
One, one, two.
One, two.
Number three again.
[MUSIC]
One, one, two, one, one, two, one, two.
[MUSIC]
All right,
if you circled this bottom one, you are
correct.
It went one, one, two.
All right.
So now, turn away from the screen so you
can't see me.
Just use your ears.
And I'm going to clap a pattern, and I
want you to clap it back for me.
So just use your ears, and remember, we're
going to pulse.
So if, if you want to look at the screen
if it's hard on the first time, and
you want to turn around and look at me on
the second time that's ok.
But see if you can do it without looking
at me.
So here's the first one.
Turn around for sure for this one and see
if you can just hear it.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, one, two, three.
Here's the second time.
Turn around if you need it.
[SOUND]
One, one, two, three.
Okay, now you try.
Ready?
Go.
Did you do it?
And make sure you do this too for your,
while you're waiting, right?
We're always doing something so that we're
always feeling the beat.
Okay, let's do the next one.
Ready?
Turn away from the screen.
Ready?
Go.
One.
[SOUND] ,.
one.
[SOUND], one [SOUND] ,.
one.
[SOUND].
Here it is again.
If you need to look at me, you can.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, one, one, one.
Okay, now it's your turn.
Are you ready?
Ready, go.
One, one.
Great, so you were clapping four times
total for that one.
Did you get all of them?
Okay.
We'll do our last one.
Ready?
Turn away from the screen.
Here we go.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, one.
Listen to that one again.
You can look at me if you need to.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two,.
[SOUND] one, [SOUND] one.
Okay.
You give it a shot.
Ready, go.
Excellent.
Okay.
You're going to be a good memorizer with
your ears.
This is a very great skill to have so good
work.
Last, is you're going to do playback.
So I'm gonna play.
A melody on the two black keys.
[MUSIC]
I'm always gonna start on this lower one.
[MUSIC]
I'm gonna play it for you twice and
then I want you to play it back for me, so
you do need to be near a keyboard.
If you absolutely can't be near a
keyboard,
you could sing the finger numbers.
So if you hear I go, two, two, three, then
you could sing back.
Two, two, three.
[MUSIC]
So
this note that I'll start with will always
be with finger two.
Okay, so you can either sing this back or
if you're at the keyboard play it back.
So, turn away from the screen so you don't
see what notes I'm playing.
Here's the first one.
Ready?
Go.
[MUSIC]
Here it is again.
[MUSIC]
Okay, your turn.
Now were you singing?
If you sing it, it would be
[MUSIC]
two, two, two, three.
Is that what you played?
Is that what you sang?
Great lets go on to the next one.
Here's the next one.
Turn away.
Okay?
Ready go.
[MUSIC]
Again.
[MUSIC]
Okay now it's your turn.
Either sing or play.
Go ahead.
Did you do two, two, three, two?
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Great.
Let's go on to the last one.
You're doing great with your ears.
Last one, ready, turn away.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Here it is again.
[MUSIC]
Okay, it's your turn.
Either sing or play.
Ready, go.
Did you play or sing?
[MUSIC]
Two, three, three, two.
Great work.
You're learning to play with your ears.
That's a fabulous skill to have.
It will make music so much more fun and so
much easier.
Okay, so we're finished with that one.
On page 38, you'll do your own
composition, and
then I look forward to hearing Prarie Song
on page 39.
You can send that one in if you want.
That one's a beautiful piece.
So, student it's time for you to go out of
the room, you can come back and
view these videos.
In five days, after you've done five days
of practice.
All right?
Okay, so practice partner.
Let me just give you the demos on these.
And then at the end of five days you can
be playing with me, if you're the student.
So starting with page 36, the rhythm taps.
I'm going to use the black keys starting
right here.
[SOUND] We're gonna tap, and instead of
saying ta-ah, like I said,
I'm gonna count the number of counts that
it's being held.
So, number one.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
One.
One.
One, two.
One.
One.
One.
One.
One.
One.
One, two.
One, two.
I had to point on that cuz it was going to
be hard for
me to keep track of where I was on all of
those quarter notes.
Okay, number two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, one, one, two,
one, one, one, one, one, one, two.
Now we'll go over to Prairie Song, page
39.
We're back on the two, groups of three
black keys with the right hand, and
two black keys with the left hand.
So here's my position.
We're going to start with right hand two,
left hand two, and it gets a turn.
One, two, ready go.
[MUSIC]
One two.
[MUSIC]
One two.
One two.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
One, two.
And now here it is with the duet, so play
along with me.
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Alright.
That's it for this week.
Good work.
[MUSIC]