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Piano Lessons: Level Two Practical: Lesson 4

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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits level two, practical
lesson number four.
So, for your practice chart this week,
what you're going to do,
is start everyday singing your two
interval songs, Middle C and Busy Bee.
Just start singing the Middle C.
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Did you get it?
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And then sing your Busy Bee as well.
Every day also, be going through your
flash cards and
your staff book, writing in your daily
times, each day.
And adding more cards, or going onto the
next drill, when you reach those times.
So, under a minute for flash cards.
Under ten seconds for staff book.
The pages we'll be covering in this week's
practical lesson,
are found in LNM 1A, and you'll be doing
pages 45 through 48.
Page 45, Busy Bee toccata, you'll practice
that five times per day, marking with Xs
or stars.
Page 46 is a written page, and you'll mark
that one, completed.
Page 47, Alphabet Song, you'll practice
that
five times per day, and mark it with an X
or a star.
Page 48 you'll practice that five times
per day,
marking with Xs and stars.
So, this week, you also have three, five
per day.
If that's a lot of five per day pieces,
then just do two or one.
Split this assignment in half, and
it might take you two practice weeks to do
it, which is fine.
But each piece needs to be practiced for
five days for
you to really get enough repetitions in
where you can play it well.
So, practice partner, now it's your turn.
Or student, you can come back and see this
part,
after you've practiced your pieces, for
five days.
So let's start with Busy Bee Toccata, page
45.
We're going to put our left hand, on F and
G,
with fingers three and two, and right hand
on F, G, A.
With fingers two, three, and four.
Right hand's going to start with finger
two.
Left hand's going to play that harmonic
interval of a second.
So, two fingers together, will be our
first thing we do in the left hand.
One, two, ready, go.
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And now let's do that with the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
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That's a really fun one to play super
fast, once you get great at it.
Looking at page 46 written work.
It's going through the musical alphabet.
If you have questions about that,
feel free to email me, if you're not sure
how to correct it.
Page 47 is alphabet song.
Now we're starting to identify the notes,
so they're taking away the picture, and
you're going to be looking at the notes,
based on where they are.
So, learning the names as you go.
So, this one just runs through the musical
alphabet, up and down, and
you use finger two in the right hand, for
this entire piece.
And we're just practicing getting used to
playing the musical alphabet,
and also learning, we already know this
from flash cards, but
also realizing that, that second space is
an A, okay?
So, now they're going to always tell you
your first note.
We haven't learned about clefs or
anything, but they'll tell you that first
note, and from there you just do up down,
or stay the same.
Okay, so here we go with A, and now we're
going to watch how it goes up,
down, with our musical alphabet.
Ready go.
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1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,
2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2,
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2,
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2.
Great.
Okay.
And with the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
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The last piece for this week, is page 48.
It's finding C,D, and E groups, and then
practicing playing very smoothly,
which you're really already a pro at, from
the other pieces we've learned.
Like Sakura, where you learn to play very
smoothly, and
from your power fingers exercise, so this
should be no problem.
So, right hand number one is going to
start on C, D, E.
Let's do that first.
Starting with finger number two on C.
Ready, go.
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2.
It has a lot of finger numbers.
Now, number two left hand, starts C, D,
E with fingers 4, 3, 2.
Starting with left hand four on C.
Ready?
Go.
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2.
That one really is an exercise to help you
play smoothly.
When they take it off the staff,
it's harder to see whether notes are
moving up, down, or staying the same.
So, that one has all the finger numbers
written in for you,
so it's a little vacation, if we're
looking at that.
But, good luck, work hard on these
assignments, and
I'll see you next time for practical
lesson number five.
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