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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits level 2, practical lesson
number 9.
So, on your practice chart this week
you're going
to write the interval songs Middle C.
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Busy bee.
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And
you get a new interval song this week,
Cuckoo Bird.
Cuckoo Bird is pound on page 63, if you
want to review it.
But here's how it goes, ready?
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Cuckoo bird, cuckoo bird.
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And
that's having you sing a third, which is a
skip away on the notes.
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So include that one,
see if you can memorize it by the end of
the week.
Sing all three of those songs every day,
before you start your practice.
Also do your flash cards every day,
writing down your daily time and
your staff book.
So we're going to be in LNM 1a, and
you're going to do pages 60 through 63.
So 60, page 60, is discovering thirds, and
it's showing you what a third is.
So it's a written page.
So be sure you read from the very top of
the page,
where it says interval, third or skip.
That explains very clearly what a third
is.
What it looks like on the staff.
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And
then this is what it looks like on the
keys.
So we're actually, skipping a note.
[MUSIC]
We have a note in between.
You see.
So now we know seconds.
And you'll also know thirds now.
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Steps, skips.
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So
those thirds are going to show up on page
61, which is trombones.
Practice that piece five times per day,
marking your boxes with X's or stars.
Then you'll go on to page 62, which is
Fuzzy Caterpillar.
That will also need to be practiced five
times every day, marking with X's or
stars.
And then page 63.
You guessed it, also five times per day,
X's and
stars See if you can get through all three
of these this week.
But if not, no problem.
Split this lesson up into two.
However much is easy for you to read.
So I'll see you after you've practiced for
five days.
If you've already practiced, keep
watching.
Or if you're a practice partner, here are
the demonstrations for
the pieces starting with trombones, page
61.
So left hand's going to set up on C, with
finger three and
getting ready to play one, so those are
the only two fingers we're playing.
We're practicing those thirds.
And then right hand is going to play just
with finger three on C.
That's the only note our right hand's
gonna play for this piece.
So here we go starting with left hand
finger three on C.
One, two, ready, go.
One, two, one, two, one, one, one, two,
one, two, one, two, both.
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One, two, just like line one.
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One, two, one, two,
one, two, one, one, one, two.
So it's getting that hand in the in your
left hand ready for those thirds.
Let's do it with the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
I had a lot of drop floats in the duet
part for that one.
Okay let's go on to fuzzy cat, caterpillar
page 62.
Right hand's going to do thirds this time.
It's going to set up on D with finger
three and B with finger one.
Left hand, D with finger one, and B with
finger three.
Right hand's going to start on D, finger
three and
left hand's also going to start on D,
finger one.
Right hand gets to go first.
One, two, ready, go.
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One, two, one, two.
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One, two.
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One, two.
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One, two, one, two.
[MUSIC]
Same one, two.
Okay, great.
Let's play the duet.
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Great.
Now on page 62 it introduces in that box
at
the top the repeat sign which is a great
sign to know about.
It's the double bar with the two dots.
And they'll start putting repeat signs.
It's great to know what the repeat sign
is.
You're not required to play the repeat.
That would have you playing the piece ten
times, every day.
Which is a lot.
So, if you just want to know what the
repeat is, but
you don't have to follow it in these
practical lessons.
So it's good to know what it is.
You don't have to do it.
Not if you're trying to for certification
or anything.
So let's go to page 63.
Go through legato warm up.
It's also the page that has the Cockoo
bird song in it in case you need a review.
So right hand is going to set up on C and
E with fingers two and four.
Left hand also C and E with four and two.
First note will be right hand C.
[MUSIC]
And then left hand will come in on the E.
So both hands are starting with their
finger two.
One, two, ready go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, one, one, two, one, one, one,
one, one, one two, one two, one, one, two.
[MUSIC]
One, one, one, one, one, one, two.
So you were practicing playing melodic and
harmonic thirds.
All right, that's it for lesson number
nine.
Work hard and I'll see you lesson number
ten.
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