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Piano Lessons: Level Three Musical: Lesson 4

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[MUSIC]
This
is Perry habits level three, musical
lesson number four.
So you almost know the entire piece now of
Bouncing on My Bed.
This week you're going to practice
sections A, B, and C all together.
Five times every day, marking with x's and
stars when you can get the whole thing
with all of your Fern steps covered.
This is a big challenge cuz it's almost
the entire piece.
But you can do it.
Okay, so work really hard on that this
week.
You can also try starting to put that with
the metronome.
We had started around last time, section
C, I mentioned metronome 100.
That might be a good metronome to start
with, but, like I've always said,
speed comes last.
So, if you're not ready, you're still
working on getting your notes, and all of
your expression, and your hand position
correct, that is the most important.
So, don't add,
start adding the metronome until you have
all those other things perfectly.
So, this week we're gonna learn the last
four measures.
So, that's the little ending, and
this ending starts on measure 15 and it
goes 15, 16, and 17.
And so, really that's only three measures,
so it's less than I even thought.
So that's great, you get a little
vacation.
Okay, so let's look at measure 15, and let
me play it for you, and
you tell me if it sounds familiar.
[MUSIC]
You've done this before, right?
So, it's where we have, I mean,
it's a little different because usually
you start with that part to do.
[MUSIC]
Right, but
we're kind of combining the two measures
of A.
So we're starting with tat first part.
[MUSIC]
Following by that right hand.
So let's go over the fingers for this.
So, fingers are gonna start in left hand
finger five.
[MUSIC]
And one on that fifth, you know this.
And then right hand you're putting two and
three on this group of two black keys.
[MUSIC]
And
going out to the white keys surrounding.
So, two and three.
One and four, okay?
Expression.
We're going to do the same wrists we did
in A before.
So, it will be.
[MUSIC]
Pop, drop, float, float.
And then there's an extra little ending
there.
The next measure which just goes.
[MUSIC]
Now, this one's a little bit different
because normally when we're doing drop,
float with a short slur,
just covering two or three notes, I've
always told you to go loud and then soft.
[MUSIC]
So we're dropping heavy and
then floating off soft.
Okay.
Well, this one, is were going to do it a
little bit differently.
It's the end of the piece.
It's marked fortissimo and
musically, we just, this is an exception,
we want the second note to be even louder.
Kind of like a crescendo.
Remember, remember this.
We're just going to do one of these
getting louder.
Okay.
So, the two notes were at the very end
will be.
[MUSIC]
Drop, and then, push.
You see?
So, I push my weight.
Most of you probably want to do this
naturally, so,
this should be easier than floating away.
[MUSIC]
So, that's the expression.
Let me play the entire ending, so you can
hear what I'm talking about.
So here is measure 15.
Drop, float, float.
[MUSIC]
Rest, rest.
Drop, float.
[MUSIC]
See, I pushed into it.
We don't want a real gentle ending.
Uh-nuh, because it's marked fortissimo.
Which is really, really loud.
Let's talk about the rhythm, the trickiest
part are the rests,
which are found in measures, measure 16.
Okay?
You're gonna have to count this out.
So, either do this with the metronome, or
just count it out.
Let me count this for you, the entire
ending.
So, starting with measure 15.
Ready?
One, two, ready, go.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
You hear I counted one, two, three.
Okay, excellent, so either do that with
the metronome or make sure that you're
counting in that rest, one, two, three,
and say it out loud.
You just do it in your mind at first,
you'll go fast, and
you won't be counting full three beats.
Okay, let's go to the notes, now.
You might have noticed I did a little bit
something different there, at the end.
The reason for that, is, I'll show you
this mark.
It's this octave sign, do you see that?
Okay.
That means, they want you to play those
same notes.
So, here's where it's written on the
staff.
But when it has that 8V A with the dashes,
and
then the line coming down it means you put
your hand an octave higher.
So, if the 8V A is above the notes, like
it is in this piece,
you're gonna put your hand an octave
higher.
So in that last.
[MUSIC]
surprise ending,
that's when you're going to move your hand
up.
Okay, so let's go through the notes.
In the left hand.
It's C and G, right?
Right hand, we're doing two black keys and
then C and E twice.
And we're gonna move our right hand up
during the rests.
We have lots of time and do the two black
keys.
And then.
[MUSIC]
C, G, C, E, all together.
[MUSIC]
So, let me play for you the entire ending,
we'll do it at 100, so you can kind of
hear what it's going to sounds like.
[SOUND] One, two ready go.
[MUSIC]
One, two three.
[MUSIC]
'Kay.
So get to work on your ending.
You could even try now this week playing
through from beginning to end.
You know the whole piece.
So work on your Fern on your ending.
The rest of it five times every day.
And when you've mastered it or practiced
at least five days,
you'll be ready to go on to musical lesson
number five, get ready to pass this piece.
[MUSIC]