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Piano Lessons: Level Two Practical: Lesson 6

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This is Peery habits level two.
Practical lesson number six.
So on your practice chart this week write
down interval songs and
you'll sing middle C and busy bee.
One time everyday.
You will also go through your flash cards
and your staff book drills, one time,
writing in your daily time.
Adding more cards or going to the next
practice sheet for your staff book,
when you meet the minimum time
One minute for flash cards, ten seconds
for staff book.
In your LNM 1-A book, you'll be practicing
pages 52 through 55 this week.
52 you can mark with a complete when it's
There are some rhythm drills on 52 as
well, some written work.
So, if you have trouble with the rhythms,
do them one time per day.
If you can site read those rhythms, then
you just need to do them once.
But if you can't do perfectly the first
time, do it everyday.
Page 53, I'll do with you.
That's our ear exercises.
Page 54 is a composition that you'll
write, so mark that one completed and
then 55 is Merrily We Roll Along.
You'll practice that five times per day
marking with X's or stars.
So let's do our ear exercises.
And that's on page 53, so please turn to
53 and
I'm going to play for this first exercise.
Either a melodic second,
where the notes are played separately or
a hama, a harmonic second,.
where the notes are played together, and
you circle which one.
So here's number one.
Circle the harmonic second or the melodic
So here's the first one, number one.
Don't look at the screen.
Here we go.
That was the harmonic second.
Right here is what you should have
Let's go on to number two.
That was
the melodic second, right here, is what
you should have circled.
Let's go on to number three, okay, what do
you hear?
That was
a melodic second, and those are played
You should have circled right there.
Okay, let's go on to clap backs.
I'm gonna clap a rhythm.
I'll do it twice.
You need to look at me for the second
time, that's fine, but turn around for
the first time.
Here's our first clap back, first time
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One.
One, One, two.
One, two, three, four.
Here it is again.
Ready go.
[SOUND] one [SOUND] one [SOUND] two,
one [SOUND] two, three, four, okay?
So now you try it.
Ready go.
One, one, two, one, two, three, four.
How did you do?
That's getting kind of long were you
able to remember it all?
Okay let's try another one, here we go.
Ready go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, two, one, one,
one, two.
Okay if you need to look at me this time
you can.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, two.
One, one, one, two.
Now, your turn.
Ready, go.
Okay, great.
Now, here's our last one.
Listen first.
Turn around don't watch.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, one, one, one, two, three.
Here it is again.
You can watch me if you need to.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, one, one, one, two, three.
Your turn.
Ready, go.
Did you get it?
Okay, your ears are getting fantastic.
Last is the playbacks.
If you're near a piano, please play these.
If you're not, just sing them.
We'll be using.
one, two, three, and four,
always starting on the F, with the thumb.
So, here's the first one.
Turn around, just use your ears, here we
Ready, go.
Here it is, again.
Okay, your turn.
Ready, go.
Good, okay, the answer was
one, two, three, four, four.
Is that what you sang or played back?
Okay, good.
Let's go on to the next one, number two.
Turn around.
Starting on the F, ready, go.
Second time.
Okay, your turn.
Find your F.
Ready, go.
Okay, here's the answer.
Sing with me or play it again if you'd
Ready, go.
One, two, three, four, three.
This is too high for me to sing.
But hopefully, it's one, two, three, four,
Okay, last one.
I'll play it through,.
starting on F.
Ready, go.
Here it is again.
Okay, your turn.
Start on the F.
That's a one.
Ready, go.
The answer was.
Ready, go.
One, one, two, three, four.
[SOUND] Is that what you did?
You're playing by ear.
That's fantastic.
All right.
So now is the time where you should stop
watching until
you've practiced all five days.
And then when you have, you can come back
see how you play Merrily We Roll Along.
So see you in five days.
All right, or a practice partner, this
could be you as well.
So let's start with, let's just go over
the rhythms quickly in
page 52 to make sure we're counting those
So the bottom of 52, Reading Rhythms.
Any finger, I'm gonna play it with this
Number one, ready, go.
One, one,one,one,one,two,one,two.
Left hand, I'm going to play here.
Number two, ready, go.
One, two, one,one,one,two,one,two.
Number three, ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, one, one, one, one,
You should almost be able to sight-read
those rhythms, so
hopefully that was pretty easy.
Page 55, Merrily We Roll Along, right
On the C above middle C.
Fingers one, two, and three.
Left hand's on the C below middle C,
finger three, and
that's the only one we're going to do.
But we're doing some both playing,
so where the hands are playing the third
fingers together.
So now always be the threes together.
So no other fingers than that.
So they are playing together but if you
remember it's just the threes, it's okay.
We'll go a little slowly.
So right hand's gonna start on finger
three E and
left hand will come in with finger three
on C.
Ready, go.
Now both.
One, two.
One, two.
Of, three's again.
One, one, one, two.
One, two.
One two.
So now let's do it with the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
All right, that's it for this lesson and I
will see you at the next one.