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Piano Lessons: Level Three Muscular: Lesson 13

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[MUSIC]
This
is Peery habits level 3, muscular number
13.
My lucky number, it's coming in the house.
Okay, so we have three items that we're
going to be practicing,
Junior Hannon, Scales, and your root
position and
inversion chords, broken chords.
If you haven't Peery certified on your
hand over hand,
you should be practicing those, as well.
Because I know your goal is to become
Peery certified, right?
That would be awesome.
Okay, so let's talk about Junior Hanon.
You're going to be learning lines three
and four.
So that's the pattern now, coming down.
I'm not gonna show you the pattern this
week.
I'll show it next week's lesson.
So on lesson number 14, if you wanna
double-check.
Or you can just try and figure it out by
looking at the music.
So this week, learn the pattern.
Our goal speed for number four is 116.
But as always, your goal for the end of
this lesson is to
get at any speed perfectly power fingers.
As a bonus, add those muscle builders.
The more you do muscle builders the
stronger you're going to get
the better pianist you're going to be.
Okay, for Scales.
Last week, we learned to add the broken
triads of root position and
first inversion to our C major scale.
Keep practicing that this week.
Only we're upping the metronome speed to
104.
Play each hand in the scale at least one
time everyday perfectly,
with perfect position.
If you can't play with the metronome at
this point and
have perfect position, get rid of the
metronome.
It's better that your position is correct
than that you're you're playing it
with the metronome.
Remember what I always say, speed comes
last.
It will come, but only if your position is
fantastic.
Okay, so we're adding a new scale.
G major.
Now, G major scale has
the exact same fingering as C major, but
it looks a little different.
It has one extra black key, which is right
towards the end.
So let me show you in left hand.
So it's
[MUSIC]
Crossing over the three.
And then we're going to play this note
right here, which is F sharp.
Now playing the black keys actually makes
playing a scale easier
because it makes our hand pop up.
Right?
When we're all on white,
it's easy to come down here.
But when we get the black, it's easier to
play right on the point.
And then our hand pops up.
Okay.
So here we are.
Now we're gonna cross under.
Slowly.
[MUSIC]
Followed by root position, broken.
Now invert that.
So now, we're doing B, D, G.
Repeat.
Coming down.
[MUSIC]
So your goal for that is 104.
Let's take a look at that with the
metronome.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Keep your fingers really close.
See how I crossed?
No twisting in my wrist.
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
[MUSIC]
Let's take a look at the right hand.
So it's the same fingering as C major.
So we're gonna do 1.
Two, here's where we cross under, you see?
My thumb's all ready to go, wait
patiently.
[SOUND] There's thumb.
Three, here's black key, finger four, F
sharp, coming down.
[MUSIC]
Cross over to the three.
[MUSIC]
Now remember,
right hand has a little different finger.
We use our two here cuz there's a nice big
space and it's easy for our hand.
[MUSIC]
Let's try that up to speed, 104.
Ready, go.
[MUSIC]
Fingers stay close and firm.
So there's a lot to keep track of.
Remember, make sure that wrist is nice and
level, so
that means your thumb is playing on the
corner.
Fingers staying close, like power fingers,
really firm.
They're not going around in the air like
this with thumbs sticking out.
There are a lot of people who play their
scales like this, but not you, right?
Nice and close.
Because you're going to play your scales
really fast, someday.
All right, so work hard on muscular 13 at
least five days.
If you need more take it.
Get these skills mastered before you move
on to lesson number 14.
We're almost finished with level three,
so you wanna make sure all these skills
are mastered.
Cuz you're almost finished with the Habits
program.
You wanna make sure everything is a habit
before we go on to our next program.
Okay, work hard.
[MUSIC]