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Piano Lessons: Level Three Musical: Lesson 3

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[MUSIC]
This Peery Habits Level Three,
musical lesson number three.
So you've learned the first two sections
of Bouncing in My Bed sections A and B.
You need to practice these this week, five
times everyday marking with Xs and stars.
Put a star only if you can play it,
with all of the items of Fern done
correctly, so that's a real challenge.
But, it will pay off when you are trying
to get it Peery certified,
you'll be great.
Okay, so we're going to go on to section
c.
Now section c is that whole third line so
it's measures nine,
ten, 11, and 12, and this is what it
sounds like.
[MUSIC]
So let's go over the FERN steps for
section C.
So left hand starting out section C with
finger two on F.
And it will go.
[MUSIC]
Two, three, four.
And then back up, four, three, two.
One, two, three and then all five.
Five, four, three, two, one.
Now, this is all steps or seconds going up
and down, so
if you really get started by putting your
finger to on that F.
You should be able to read the music on
this part, and
it might be easier to learn it that way.
So, look at your music and see if you can
play a little bit with me.
Just following going down and going up.
So let's start with finger two on F.
[SOUND] Let's try it.
Two, down, down.
Now same note, same, up, up.
Now up, up, down, down.
Now go to finger five and go five, four,
three, two, one all the way up.
Here we go.
Five, four, three, two, one.
Now with right hand we're going to start
with finger four on F, and
it's going to go four, three, two, and it
has a break, and then starting
on finger five and coming all the way down
to two, back up to three so it goes.
Five, four, three, two, three, again these
are all steps just going up or
down so it's going to be pretty easy to
read,
let's try it one time looking at the music
so,
finger four on f here we go, four, down,
down, wait, two.
Get ready for finger five.
Now, ready, five.
Five, down, down, down, up.
Okay, so putting it hands together,
let me show you how the finger numbers
come in hands together.
So starting with left hand finger two.
[MUSIC]
Now fours are gonna play together.
So even though this is hands together,
it's really easy.
So it goes fours together, threes, then
twos.
Do you see that?
Then left hand goes by itself.
One, two, three.
Now, starting with finger fives, together.
So it's five, four, three, two.
This is where it changes.
Right hand doesn't go down to thumb, it
goes back up to three.
[MUSIC]
Did you see that?
Let's do that one more time that's where
it's a little bit tricky
starting with five.
[MUSIC]
So, when your practicing your fingers.
Be looking at your position as always
making sure your tips are curved.
Really pointy on these especially at the
end when you're doing those fast notes,
the eighth notes.
Thumbs are under or on the key.
But don't worry about the rhythm or
anything else.
Just make sure you get used to how those
hands coordinate with each other when
you're doing the finger part at first.
Now the expression we have it's a short,
short, long.
So what we're going to do is pop, pop,
push.
Okay, so on that last one we're still
gonna move our wrist forward.
But not come up, cuz it's a half note.
So we'll go pop, pop, push.
Pop, pop, push.
Pop, pop, push.
And then, no wrists on this part.
[MUSIC]
Also, be looking at your dynamics.
It starts very softly, so listen.
Soft, now, metso piano, so a little bit
louder,
still metso piano and now really forte.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Rhythm, you can sing the words if it helps
you with the rhythm, so
let's go through and sing the words.
Here we go.
[MUSIC]
You can also play it with metronome 100.
Let's try it.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Sometimes knowing words to a piece helps
you with the rhythm, so it's great if you
want to sing along.
Last, your notes.
Okay.
You probably already know your notes by
now, but let's just go through each one.
So, left hand starting on F,
then, E, D, D, E, F,
G, F, E, C, D, E, F, G.
Right hand starting on F.
Ready?
F, E, D, then resting.
Going up to G.
G, F, E, D, E.
Then on that fifth try.
See if you can do all the parts of fun.
Mark off whichever one you did.
Be really honest, because you want to see
your progress through the week,
see how much you improve with practice.
So get to work on your musical lesson
number three.
[MUSIC]