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Piano Lessons: Level Two Practical: Lesson 15

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is Peery Habits Level 2, Lesson Number 15.
On your practice chart this week,
you're going to sing your interval songs
We're covering middle C, busy B, cuckoo
Play and sing these songs every day.
You're also going to be doing flash cards
and staff book,
writing in your daily times on your chart.
Adding more cards and adding more drills
when you reach those minimum times.
You'll be going on to unit four in Four
Star, so
do one sight reading exercise and clapping
exercise every day.
If you want to send in a test to make sure
that you're doing it right,
I would love to see your video on that and
hear how you're doing.
We're going to be doing pieces out of L
and M 1A,
starting with page 77, which we'll do
together online today.
And then you'll be going on and learning
pages 78, 79.
That's one piece.
That's our longest piece out of the whole
It's the final piece, it's your last piece
in this book.
And there's a certificate after this
I want to make sure that you fill in with
the date when you've completed
all five days of practice.
Fill that in and
keep that certificate to show that you've
made it through an entire book.
That's a huge accomplishment.
So make sure to practice the Echo song
pages 78 and 79 fives times every day.
Marking it with x's or stars.
That's a long piece.
You can break it up and just do one or
two lines on the first day and add more
when you're ready or take two weeks on it.
It's a long piece, and it, it moves around
a little bit,
too, so it is a really challenging piece
for our final piece.
But you can do it.
You'll do a great job on it.
So let's go through page 77.
We're going to do some ear work.
First with our pattern detective,
I'm going to either play this top line or
the bottom line.
And you're going to circle which one I
So kinda look them over and see what's
This one is all seconds, going up.
This one's a third going up.
And then, a third coming down.
Think in your ear, what that's gong to
sound like.
Can you hear it?
Try and sing it.
Have some thought of what it's going to
sound like.
That will help you choose the right one
when I play it.
So turn around, so you don't see me.
Get out your book.
Be looking at number one.
Here we go.
Number one.
Ready go.
That was the top pattern.
One, two, three.
All steps.
Let's look at number two.
Here we go.
Second time.
All right.
That was the bottom line.
Can you try and sing this top line?
How would this have sounded?
Let's try it.
Here's our one, ready.
That skip is going to sound
like cuckoo bird.
All right, look at number three,
look at the difference.
Try and hear it in your head.
Listen carefully for number three.
Here we go.
That was the bottom line.
We went three, one, three.
The skip up and the skip, oh sorry.
The skip down and the skip back up.
What would this line of sounded like?
Let's try and sing it.
Here's our three.
Ready Go.
Three, two, one.
When you sing something just by looking at
Without hearing it first that's called
sight singing.
And if you can sight sing.
You can sight read.
So you're doing a great job if you can be
sight singing those examples.
Not many people can do that.
So let's go on to the question answer.
I'm going to play a tune using C, D, and
And it's going to sound like a question,
It's going to sound unfinished, like it
should have some more notes to finish it.
So I'll play that question, and then I
want you to give me an answer.
And the way it will sound like an answer,
where the notes are finished,
is you need to end back up on C.
So you can do any notes in here.
As long as you.
And back up on C it will sound like an
So here we go.
Get to your keyboard.
I'll play my question and then I want you
to fill in an answer.
Here we go.
We're going to do two of these.
Now do an answer.
Did you land on C?
[NOISE] Did you just do C like that?
Cuz that's kinda boring if you did that.
[LAUGH] So play around with C, D, and E.
Let's do one more.
Here we go.
You can just imitate what I did and go
Or anything as long as you landed on C.
So that's kinda fun.
And now that's really getting you to where
you can write your own compositions.
All right.
So turn around or
turn off the computer right now and go
If you've finished your five days of
Let's go on and hear Echo Song.
Try and play this one together.
Or if you're a practice partner,
here's some help you can do with your
student in teaching him Echo Song.
Echo Song, right hand is going to start
with finger three on G,
left hand finger one on G.
And this is with three beats in each mea,
Again, so
be careful that you're not adding that
extra fourth beat that we're so used to.
This also has a lot of dynamics.
I will play it with the dynamics, but
again if the notes and
rhythm are enough just stick with that.
If you can be reading these and want to
add in the dynamics that is excellent.
That goes above and beyond at this point.
So, here we go.
Right hand three on G.
Left-hand one on G.
One, two, ready go.
One, two, one, two,
one, two, one, two, one.
One, two.
One, two
One, two.
One, two
One, two.
One, two.
left hand moves down to that low G at the
end, that's really quite tricky.
All right, let's do it with the duet.
Same speed.
One, two, go.
Well, if you've practiced that for five
days already, and you're able to play with
me, that's such a huge accomplishment.
Great job for finishing this book.
You have one lesson left in Practical
Habits 2.
That's Lesson Number 16, and I will see
you there.