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Piano Lessons: Level Three Musical: Lesson 9

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is Peery Habits Level 3 Musical Lesson
Number 9.
Keep practicing Bouncing On My Bed unless
you've already Peery Certified.
If you forgot how to practice,
which you shouldn't because you've been
practicing it so great, right, for,
from now until lesson six, but go back to
lesson six and review how you should be
practicing it in order to prepare to pass
your Peery certification.
So here's the great news is that we really
are finished eagle, and wait you say.
That I have one line less.
But, let me play for you the last line,
and you'll see what I'm talking about.
So, here's the fourth line, line four.
Sounds familiar, right, okay.
So, line four is very similar to line one.
The only difference, this is the only
thing you need to watch.
This all starts the same.
Is, at the end, the left hand is a tie,
it stays here and so, just the right hand
shifts up.
So, really, you know the whole piece now.
Okay, so we don't need to go over all the
FERN steps for line four because it's so
much like line one.
So you're ready to start trying to play
the entire piece.
So here are your steps and your goals for
this week.
I want you to first be playing all
the way through until you can get all the
FERN steps comfortably.
Second, when you can get all the current
steps comfortably,
get it with the metronome.
Now, if you listen carefully in our lesson
on Bouncing on my Bed,
you know how to be setting your goals to
get this up to tempo.
Well, let's go over it one more time.
So once you can play a piece all the way
through and
you have the steps done well, you're gonna
go to your and
find the speed that you can comfortably do
it perfectly.
With this piece some lines are harder than
others and so say that you
have your first line no problem, but you
have trouble in line three, so
practice line three more until you can get
it at the same speed as line one.
So you're going to want to find a speed
that you can play the entire
thing through perfectly.
So what I do is, I just play through the
first line, get that speed.
Play through the second line, get whatever
speed I can.
Third line, same thing.
So each line might have a different speed.
Then I choose which ones.
Do I want to slow down the fast one or
move up the slow ones?
So then, I pick a speed and that's where I
go for it.
The ones that are slow, I practice those
extra and move those up.
The ones that are too fast, I've decided
to take the slow speed.
I just play those slow, and try to be
Okay, so let's talk about our goal speeds.
[SOUND] To pass off eagle, and
become Peery certified, has to be at a
minimum of 176.
Now, you might be looking at the music and
saying hey, that says only 88.
Like, has she gone cuckoo or something?
No, I haven't.
This piece I like you to play it at 176
because this is ticking all the eighth
notes and on the music with 88 is ticking
the quarter notes.
You can really practice at whatever speed
you want.
Let me just show you the difference
between the two speeds.
I'll demonstrate it on.
Line two.
[SOUND] here's it at 176, line two.
Because I'm hearing all those ticks,
it's really easy for me to check if I'm
holding those notes long enough.
Here it is at 76.
Oh, sorry, I meant 88.
That's too slow, 76.
if you've got a really good rhythmic here,
and you don't need all that help.
Then 80 is, 88 is fine.
So you need to pick which one.
But I'm going to recommend that you double
So find out what speed you can do
Find out how many speeds away that is from
your goal,
and break that into a daily goal.
Make sure you practice enough, even if
it's over five times,
just to meet your daily goal.
If you're finding that's frustrating,
you need to turn this into a two week goal
or a three week goal.
But however long you move it, I wanna do
one speed perfectly every day.
I want to do one speed perfectly ever two,
every two days.
Make sure that you have a goal and that
you write down the speed
that your going to start with the next day
on your practice chart.
So when you're ready to practice, you know
right what to do.
You're gonna have great success if you get
into the habit
of preparing your pieces this way.
You'll be able to play any Beethoven
sonata preparing it this way.
Any Liszt etude, anything you could
possibly want to play.
So make sure you start practicing like
this and
you'll be able to accomplish anything you
And now I'm going to play the piece the
whole way through.