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Piano Lessons: Level Three Musical: Lesson 1

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is habits level 3, musical lesson number
So here is your first level three, musical
It's called Bouncing on My Bed,
and one of the things that makes it really
unique, is it has words.
Most of these songs don't.
So you can go through and
read these words, and sing along when you
get to those parts.
But, our first lesson,
we're just going to learn section A.
So section A is just two measures long.
And it's found in measures one and two,
and three and four.
So it's the whole first line, but it's
and then it's also found measures seven
and eight.
So you have three times where section A
comes up,
and it's just two measures long so we get
lots of practice.
So can you remember on your practice chart
kind of method you're going to want to use
to practice this new musical piece?
Did I hear FERN?
All right, good!
That's right.
So if you don't know what FERN is,
you need to go all the way back to level
And watch musical lesson number one to
hear the big details on why we use FERN
and what it is on our new musical pieces.
Let's go through FERN, on Bouncing on My
Bed, page 13.
So, fingers, left hand only has two
fingers in all of section A.
It's going to do a fifth, on five and one,
which you've done a lot of times now.
You know, you have lots of practice with
So it's going to play five and one
And then apart.
One, five.
And that's it.
So go together, then one, five.
Easy right? Okay. Right hand is gonna set
up with fingers two and
three on the two black keys.
And then move out to those two white keys
that surround the two black keys.
So it goes fingers two and three, and
fingers one and four.
Okay, and it's gonna go.
That's section a.
So three, four.
Three, four, four.
Now, the expression.
We have some wrists here, but there's
nothing that you haven't seen before.
So it's just
a nice combination of what you've already
So it starts with left hand doing a pop
[SOUND] And then right hand follows by a
drop, float.
So pop drop, float.
The next left hand goes drop, float.
So let's add those.
So pop, drop, float, drop, float.
Last, right hand goes drop, float, float.
Let's add all of it together.
So pop, drop, float, drop, float, drop,
float, float.
That's section A.
So now let's do rhythm.
All quarter notes.
Easy, right?
Let's count it.
One, one, one,
one, one, one, one, one, one.
So if you wanna check your rhythm you can
also play it with metronome.
[NOISE] I'm playing it at about 108.
With a good beginning tempo.
Next is notes.
Okay, so you're gonna start on low C and
G, with the left hand,
it's gonna stay there.
So it's together and then separate, like
we talked about before.
Right hand's on these two black keys.
And then it's going to move to, to E and
So let's do it closely just watching for
really, the trickiest thing about this
week is making sure you have your pops and
all of the drop floats,
remember in the drop floats that we
[SOUND] drop loud and we float soft.
So heavy, light, drop, float, drop, float,
So let me play through both, all three
sections A, so you do A three times.
So really you're practicing A, this week,
15 times every day.
If that starts making you a little cuckoo,
you can kinda minimize that, that's okay.
All right.
But try for
15 because you'll become an expert.
Here's the whole thing.
That was line one.
Now moving onto line two, section A.
All right.
So work hard on section A.
And then be back for musical lesson number
We'll go onto section B.