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Piano Lessons: Level Three Muscular: Lesson 12

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is Peery Habits level three muscular
lesson number 12.
This week you'll continue to practice your
junior hanon number four and
also your C major scale.
On junior hanon.
Number four, you were working on lines one
and two.
Now you might have noticed that I didn't
show you the pattern last lesson.
I wanted to see if you could figure this
out on your own by reading those notes,
and seeing the distance between the notes
and direction.
So let's check if you are able to learn it
Here was the pattern for junior Hannon
number four, lines one and two.
So we start with the C, goes a step up,
step down, now a skip, you'll notice my
right hand did you catch that fingering?
Where you skipped and the left hand just
went finger three,
going to the top note just like in two and
And then down, down, down, down.
So once you made it to the top, it was
So here's that pattern.
That what you did?
Okay, your goal this week is to get
it to 116 and be practicing it everyday,
muscle builders and power fingers.
Here's what the power fingers will sound
You see I'm pushing it just a little bit.
My wrist is popping in,
really pushing,
tipping to the bottom of the key so I'm
playing really loudly,
even though my fingers are slow.
My thumbs are always staying on a key.
They can also tuck under,
either way is fine.
Then we're done.
Also be sure your practicing muscle
Flat as you can.
Your position should be great by now.
I, I played so
loudly on that I bet you can't hear me.
[LAUGH] But your position should be great
by then.
So louder the better and you get loud by
attacking fast!
And think of it like swatting a fly!
Right, so if there's a fly, buzz buzz,
And if you get your fly swatter and go,
oh, fly, what;s gonna happen?
Okay, it's gonna be gone, right?
So to get the fly you've got to go bam!
Same thing with your fingers.
[SOUND] Bam!
See what I'm saying?
That's really gonna build your muscles.
Form first, then speed.
Okay, let's talk about your scales.
Continue to practice your C Major scale,
this week, at, at 100.
You can send me in a video of that.
I would love to see how your C Major scale
is coming.
Scales and arpeggios and chords make up
all of the piano repertoire.
So if you can play a scale, a chord, and
an arpeggio.
You know 90% of the pieces.
It's just there all rearranged in the
You've got to be great at your scales.
So please send in a video so I can see how
your scales are coming.
We're also going to add some broken chords
to the end of our scale this week.
It's called root position.
You've been playing in
root position already.
Root position is when the root, which is
the name of the chord, so
in C Major, so when the root is C, is at
the bottom of the chord.
So root position, here's my C.
We're at the bottom of the chord, this is
root position.
You're gonna flip this chord upside down
this week.
That's called inverting it in musical
So all we're doing to invert it is moving
this C that was at the bottom.
And we're gonna flip it over and make it
go to the top.
See this?
I'm still playing C major chord.
Just the notes are a little out of order.
This is called first inversion because
flipped it over one time from a position.
So after you play your scale,
you're gonna play a root position, first
inversion chord up and down.
Let me show you how it looks.
It's a lot easier than it sounds.
So this will be at metronome 100.
First your scale.
See my good scale position.
No [INAUDIBLE] thumb high.
I played that like an arpeggio, or broken.
I played all the notes apart.
So let's go through it slowly.
So C, E, G, you already know that.
Now you're gonna put your thumb on E
and your two on G Does this look familiar?
We've been doing this in hand in now for
three weeks, really.
In two or three exercises, I should say,
more than three weeks.
So we've done in ex, exercise number two,
three, and four.
We've made this chord,
you didn't even know it, but you're
already doing it.
So root position, first inversion.
Then you repeat the top note and come back
Five, three, one.
Now in left hand, here's what it looks
Scale position, thumb on the corner.
Travelling under the hand,
now root position.
First inversion.
Repeat top note, come back down.
'Kay, so let's go over the fingering for
left hand.
five, three, one.
And I'm gonna put my five up on the E.
And fall by five, three, one.
It's the same thing you've been doing in
your Hanon.
Remember how we didn't do five, four, one
We're doing five, three, one?
That's because we were getting you ready
to play the first inversion chord.
Okay, so five, three one, five, three,
one, one, three, five.
So, in C, G.
E, now back to root position.
G, E, C.
This is very advanced, so
you're doing a great job.
Practice these items hard this week.
When you've mastered them and have
completed at least five days of practice,
you're ready to go on to muscular lesson
number 13, my lucky number.