This is a public version of the members-only Classical Piano with Christie Peery , at ArtistWorks. Functionality is limited, but CLICK HERE for full access if you’re ready to take your playing to the next level.

These lessons are available only to members of Classical Piano with Christie Peery .
Join Now

Fundamentals
 ≡ 
Beginner
 ≡ 
Intermediate
 ≡ 
Advanced
 ≡ 
30 Day Challenge
 ≡ 
Video Exchange Archive
 ≡ 
«Prev of Next»

Piano Lessons: Level Two Practical: Lesson 10

Video Exchanges () Submit a Video Lesson Resources () This lesson calls for a video submission
Study Materials Music Theory
Lesson Specific Downloads
Play Along Tracks
 
Tools for All Lessons +
Metronome
Collaborations for
Submit a video for   

This video lesson is available only to members of
Classical Piano with Christie Peery .

Join Now

Information
 ≡ 
Course Description
 ≡ 

This page contains a transcription of a video lesson from Classical Piano with Christie Peery . This is only a preview of what you get when you take Piano Lessons at ArtistWorks. The transcription is only one of the valuable tools we provide our online members. Sign up today for unlimited access to all lessons, plus submit videos to your teacher for personal feedback on your playing.

CLICK HERE for full access.
X
Log In
X
[MUSIC]
This Peery
habits level two, practical lesson number
ten.
Your practice chart for this week will
include the interval songs sing
those once everyday, you have three songs
now, Middle C.
[MUSIC]
Busy Bee, the second.
[MUSIC]
And Cuckoo Bird, can you sing it?
[MUSIC]
That's a skip.
So you're learning to do that skip in your
voice.
You'll also be practicing your flash cards
and staff book, adding more cards and
more intervals as you get those minimum
times.
One minute for flashcards.
Ten seconds for staff book.
It's really fast, but you can do it.
We'll be working out of the l and m one a
book.
And you'll cover pages sixty-four through
sixty-seven.
We're going to do 65 together today, so
you'll just need to practice 64, 66, and
67.
64 is a written page so you can mark that
one completed.
It's doing a fun word search with the
musical alphabet, and also a tapping game.
So the tapping game, we haven't done one
like this before, but the stems going up,
you'll tap on your lap with the right
hand, and then the stems going down.
You'll tap on your lap with your left
hand.
I'll just show you that first exercise
number one so
at least you know how to practice it.
So number one, ready, go.
[SOUND] Right, right, both, both.
Left, left, right, right.
Right, right, left, left, both, both, both
two.
65 we'll do together in a second.
66 is a composition that you're going to
write using piano and forte dynamics.
Quarter notes and half notes playing very
legato and using seconds and
thirds so, I'll be exciting to see what
you can come up with for that.
And then page 67, Cuckoo Bird Concert,
which is a student favorite.
I think you're going to love playing this.
You'll wanna practice that five times per
day, marking with X's and stars.
So let's go back before you leave.
Let's go back to page 65, and do this ear
exercise that we do in every unit.
So we're going to start with number one,
pattern detective.
You'll need your book out for this.
I'm going to play either this top line, or
this bottom line.
You need to listen carefully with your
ears to see which one I'm playing and
then circle it.
Okay, so here is number one, ready?
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Here it is again.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
if you circled the top line, you're
correct.
Let's go on to number two.
Ready?
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
[SOUND] Here it is again.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
If you circled the top line, you're
correct.
Great job.
Okay, last one, number three, here we go.
Ready?
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Here it is again.
[MUSIC]
Okay, could you tell?
They start off the same.
This one starts off exactly the same.
Exactly the same.
So the difference was at the end, and it
was this bottom line.
So, if you circled the bottom line, you
got it right.
Okay, now we're going to do some clap
backs.
I'm gonna clap a rhythm.
I want you to clap back for me.
So turn around on the first try if you
need to watch me.
If that's easier for the second try, you
can.
But see if you can do it without looking
at me.
Here we go.
Ready, go.
One, one, one, one.
One, two.
One, two.
Here it is again.
Try and memorize it.
Ready, go.
One, one, one, one, one, two, one, two.
Your turn.
Ready, go.
Did you get it?
Okay make sure your book is closed too.
Just use your ears.
Here's the second one.
Here we go.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, one, one, two,
three, four.
Here it is again.
[SOUND] One, two, one, one, one, two,
three, four.
Your turn.
Ready?
Ready?
Go.
Good.
Did you count all four at the end and
move your hands with each one?
It's very important to keep that motion
going so
we are always are feeling our beat.
Here's our last clap-back.
Turn around.
Okay.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, one, two, three.
You need to turn around and watch me, you
can.
Otherwise, just try to use your ears, not
your eyes.
Ready, go.
[SOUND] One, two, one, one, two, three.
Okay.
Your turn.
Ready, go.
All right, great.
That one was the hardest cuz it was in
three, and
that's, feels different for us to do.
Now we're going to do playbacks.
This week our playback are all going to
start on middle C.
So here's our C.
If you're near a keyboard, please play
these back.
If you're not near a keyboard, you can
sing it back using numbers one,
two, three.
So we'll do one, two, three, two, one,
are the notes that we're going to be using
in these playbacks.
So turn around so you can't see me.
I'll play each one twice.
Here's playback number one.
Ready?
Go.
[MUSIC]
Here it is again.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Your turn.
Ready, go.
Okay, great.
Now, if you were singing numbers, numbers
would have been.
[MUSIC]
One, one.
One, two, three.
All right, let's do number two.
So turn around, here it comes.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Second time.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
All right, it's your turn.
Find your C with finger one.
Ready, go.
Did you get the ending right?
That one's tricky.
Okay.
So here's the answer.
It was one, one.
[SOUND] Two, three.
[SOUND] One.
[SOUND] So we skipped from that three to
the one, we did that Cuckoo bird.
The skip from three, two, one at the end.
If you heard that middle C song,
you know we ended with middle C if you got
that memorized.
Okay, here's the last one, here we go,
turn around.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Second time.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
it's your turn if you are at the keyboard,
you can play Middle C.
Ready, go.
Okay, here's your answer.
If you're singing numbers, here's how it
goes.
Ready, go.
One, two, three.
Three, two, one.
I've seen so many kids miss the three,
three.
Stay on the same note.
Did you get that one?
Sometimes it's hard to hear, even if it's
just the same.
You think it's always going to be moving,
so that's tricky.
All right, great work.
So, come back after you've practiced for
five days, and
check through with me on Cuckoo Bird
concert.
If you're the practice partner, you can if
you've already practiced five days.
Let's go through this Cuckoo Bird concert.
Okay, page 67.
So, right hand set up on G and B, with
fingers two and four.
Left hand G and B.
Also, with fingers four and two.
So we're feeling those thirds.
We're gonna be playing a lot of melodic
thirds and harmonic thirds.
[SOUND] So here we go, right hands going
to start off the piece, finger two on G.
Left hand when it plays,
we'll be playing that harmonic third with
fingers two and four.
So here we go.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Very good.
I missed one little detail, did any of you
catch what I did?
You see how it's marked at the beginning
of the piece?
What does that P mean?
You remember?
It means to play piano, which is Italian
for soft.
I just love to play loud [LAUGH] But you
can play this piece quietly.
Okay.
So let's go on and do the duet.
You're still set up.
Here we go.
You play very quietly.
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Very good.
If we did that right, we were answering
each other on that second line.
So you went.
[MUSIC]
And then I went.
[MUSIC]
So
hopefully that sounded right when we
played it together.
Okay, excellent work.
And now you're ready to go onto practical
lesson number 11.
[MUSIC]