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Piano Lessons: Level Three Musical: Lesson 12

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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery Habits Level three Musical Lesson
number 12.
Now you should be able to play "Minueto"
lines one and two, hands together.
You're also working on "Bouncing on My
Bed" and
"To Fly Like an Eagle" unless you're
already Peery certified on that.
And then you can only be practicing it for
fun.
Okay, which I know you probably wanna keep
doing, right?
Okay.
So, "Minueto", please practice lines one
and two,
five times hands together everyday, mark
it with Xs and stars.
Stars, when you can play all the steps
Fern at the same time, perfectly.
So, let's go on to section B of Minueto.
Now, section B is two measures long, and
it starts in measures nine and ten.
And then it repeats itself in 11 and 12.
So, it really covers all of line three,
but it's really just two measures long.
So, let's go through our steps of, oh, let
me play it for you first, so
you know what it's going to sound like.
So, here's line three.
Section B.
[MUSIC]
Did you hear it repeat?
Okay, so now, let's go through our steps
of Fern.
Right hand, let's go through the fingers.
[MUSIC]
Finger four starting on E.
This is easy.
I bet you could sight-read this.
Right.
[MUSIC]
It's just four, three, two, three.
Then again, it repeats.
[MUSIC]
Same thing.
Here is left hand section B.
It starts at finger one on middle C.
Goes one, two, three, two, four, three,
two, four.
So that's a little tricky.
Let's just go through the fast part again.
It's four, three, two, and then it skips
down to, to the four.
Let's go through our expression.
We've really been working on expression in
Minueto to make it sound very elegant and
graceful.
We're going to do the same kind of thing
here in section B.
So looking at the right hand.
[MUSIC]
I just want you to
slowly move that wrist off so it's held
for three counts and
I want your wrist in motion that whole
time, so it starts soft,
move the wrist around.
Then, when it repeats, it's a little bit
more, wrist around.
So, you see how I start out a little bit
lower, and then,
my wrist swings around, not my shoulder?
The elbow will follow a little, but it's
not my elbow leading.
Okay?
So, it's just a slow around.
[MUSIC]
Slot drop and around,
okay so it's always in motion it's never
just sitting here.
I'll show you the difference without me
doing my wrist, see how the music seems
to stop, but if I continue with my wrist,
the music seems to carry.
Let's look at what, what expression we're
going to do in the left hand.
So we'll do.
[MUSIC]
Then a quick.
It's almost like a drop, float.
[MUSIC]
So
I want you to think of dropping on that C
and then floating off on that B.
Drop.
[MUSIC]
Float.
So it should be Heavy.
[MUSIC]
Light.
Drop.
[MUSIC]
To there.
Float.
[MUSIC]
And then,
there are the dynamics of piano, and the
mezzo piano.
So, a little bit more on the mezzo piano.
Not too much.
This piece shouldn't ever get too, too
strong.
Rhythm.
Let's just go through the rhythm, counting
it right hand.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
So easy.
Now let's do that left hand.
You're going to have to practice.
[MUSIC]
That part, getting from here to there.
That's your hardest part.
Let's go through it a little bit slower
than right hand.
Ready, go.
One, two, three.
One, two, and three, and one, and two,
and three, and one, and two, and three
and.
And now for the notes, you should be able
to read most of these notes but
we'll go through it.
Last time, no more of this after Habits
level three.
Right?
You're reading notes, okay.
Here's our e.
We'll do e, b, c, d.
Then it repeats.
Left hand goes, c, b,
a, b, c, a, b, g.
Alright so get to work on your Fern steps
for section B,
at the end of this week you'll have three
lines learned,
remember B we're just doing hands alone,
you don't need to do it hands together.
You need a whole week of practice just
doing right hand alone Fern,
right hand alone Fern.
All right get to work.
[MUSIC]