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Piano Lessons: Level Two Practical: Flashcards

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This is
Peery Habits Level 2 Practical Using Note
So for the practical lessons in Level 2,
you going to need to purchase a set of
note flashcards.
I really like the Bastion flashcards.
I like the size of them and how they fit
on the piano.
So that's what I will demonstrating with
but you can really use any flashcards.
I know Alfred also makes a set.
You can use any flashcards that you have.
So how you're going to use the flashcards
is, I will give you the order
of cards to be added, and then you'll time
this every day.
Play and sing.
And when you get the number of cards that
you're working with under one minute,
then you can add more cards.
So on your practice chart, you're gonna
wanna make a box every day and
I want you to put your time in that box.
So you can see over the week if you're
getting faster or slower.
If you're getting slower.
Are kind of staying the same,
please just take out a card or two until
you start getting faster again.
So this isn't about, we have to get
through the cards quickly and
finish all 18 cards soon.
We just need to be doing them every day,
and with flash cards.
It's from one day to the next.
It will just kick in and it, it will make
sense to you.
So the other tip I can give for
these flash cards is if it's taking you
over two minutes to finish it,
you're either doing too many cards but at
that point you also need to stop.
So if you don't want to take away more
just at the end of the day stop the timer
at two minutes and
write down how many cards you have left in
your stack to do.
Don't go over two minutes or
it can really turn into an, an ordeal in
your practice and take up to much time.
So no more then two minutes.
So, here's how we start, is you're going
to start with the treble clef space notes.
And this is what they look like.
And if you're using Bastien flash cards,
it's card number twenty-eight.
Card number 30.
These have the answers on the back of them
as well, in case you forget.
Card number 32, that's a C.
And card number 34.
So we're learning to recognize.
Notes by sight with our flash card drills
we're starting off with our treble clef
space notes, which are F.
Going up to the second space is A.
Going up to the third space is C.
And then, to the last highest space, is E.
Okay, so, the first step is really, to
memorize that so, if somebody comes
up to you, and says, what are the treble
clef space notes, you say FACE.
You say them really fast.
Now, it spells the word, face.
But and, and as we go on and learn the
other names of the notes,
you'll notice there are tricks you can use
to memorizing them.
I say it's best just to know them quickly
not go through the big, long every good
boy does fine and things like this.
E, G, B, D, F.
You learn to say them quickly so
it's like what's your name, Christy.
That took me a little too long to think
of, [LAUGH] actually, so but
you'll do your treble clef spaces, treble
clef space notes F-A-C-E.
And you'll know them very quick just
automatically in your head.
So this is how you practice them.
You're going to start out with F-A-C-E,
and you'll put them on your music stand.
For this purpose I'll just put them down
here, but
please put them on your music stand and
have your practice partner turn these so
you're not turning them by yourself.
So I will start the timer when I play my
first note.
And I have to play it and say it in the
right place.
So even though this is an F, I can't be
playing all over the place.
This F is-
this F on the keyboard.
That's the only one it is, so that's the
one you have to play.
So here's what I would do.
As soon as I play my timer, I go.
A. C. E.
And then I would stop the timer and
see what I had then write that time on my
practice chart.
Now, these were in order so that was super
easy but start out where it's easy,
where they're in order, as you get really
great at it, mix them up.
When you can do a mix step under a minute
it's time to add more cards.
So here's the order of cards, after you
can do F, A,
C perfectly you're going to add the treble
cleft line notes.
It's E,
And F.
You'll add those to the treble clef's bass
notes, so you'll have the whole stack.
Next you'll add the bass cleft space note.
Starting way down here.
So here's middle C.
Here's bass C.
Here's that first bass cleft space.
And then our last set of cards.
When you have that under a minute, you'll
add the base clef line note,
starting with this low G.
Going to B.
Uh-oh, where is my B?
There it is, got out of order.
Here's my B.
And A.
When you can do all
eighteen of those cards in one minute or
less playing and
saying then you'll be ready to go on to
habits level three practical flash cards.
So do those every day.
Write down your time, and you'll get
better and quicker as you practice.
Work hard on these.