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Popular Piano Lessons: Spring Dance - B Section

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For this next section,
we have a couple of options.
We can either do the same
fingering shape and
pattern that we just did with the G B and
Here we're starting on the B,
going to a D, and now an F sharp, okay?
Now, the option is this.
You can either do the same, one three five
if you like, the only problem is that just
like the thumb is a bit shorter
than all the other fingers,
your pinkie is also a bit
shorter if you're normal.
[LAUGH] If you have
an abnormally long pinkie,
then you don't even
have to worry about it.
But if your pinkie is a little shorter,
like mine is,
this can be a little uncomfortable to
get your pinkie on that black key.
You can do it it's no problem, but
if you prefer an alternate
fingering would be to do this.
Two and a four [SOUND] would give you kind
of fingers that are more
equivalent in length.
I leave the option up to you.
Whatever is more comfortable.
Let me play them both ways so
you can see how my hand is positioned.
Let's start off with the one, three,
five so you can see how that works.
You'll have to move up a little higher
into the black keys to get that
So, here we go.
One, two, three.
[SOUND] Two, three.
One, two, three.
Two, three.
Now, of course,
the challenge is going to be playing
a very thin finger on a thin key.
The tendency may be to
collapse your finger, okay.
That's not the worst thing
that can happen, but
[SOUND] it can be a little awkward
when you try to play very quickly.
So just be aware that curving
your fifth finger on a black key,
it's gonna be a little more challenging.
If you want to give it a try, be my guest.
If it's too difficult then you want to
switch to this fingering which I'm going
to show you right here.
Starting on the same note, but
now using this alternate fingering.
One, ready, and.
One, two, four, instead of the five.
Okay, the best way to test
it out is to play it
as fast as you can and
see which feels more comfortable.
That or.
Give it a try.
All right now let's take a look
at your left hand notes.
So, we just came from a G and
a D played together.
The next sections moves us to a B in
the bottom and F-clef F on the top.
There's a sharp next to that,
so it's now and F-sharp, okay.
So, this'll give you a nice strong side.
Even though your thumb is on a black key,
this is a pretty strong interval.
And since you're not jumping
around with too many notes,
this is a pretty safe fingering to try.
So, let's give this a try.
Pretty simple.
Let's take a look at this.
One, ready, and together?
One, now the F-sharp by itself.
Remember, the F remains sharp for
the rest of the measure,
because the first F was sharped, okay?
One more time.
One, two F-sharp,
still again, one F-sharp,
by itself F-sharp,
F-sharp, keep the F-sharp.
Essentially, all the F's that you can
see here in this section have the sharp
applied, okay?
One more time, one ready,
and one, two, three.
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
Pretty simple.
Let's put it all together.
I'm gonna play this next section,
which is almost identical
to previous section, but
I'm gonna play this with a two
different right- hand fingerings.
Let's start off with using the one,
three, five first, and
then I'll play it again using the one,
two, four, and you can compare and
see how the hand position works for
you, okay?
So one, three, five first.
Right hand playing in B.
Left hand playing on the F-clef,
F-sharp, remember?
And the B below that.
One, ready, and two
I have to remember to take my hand
off on that last rest.
Shame on me.
Do the same again now.
I'll remember the rest this time.
But let's switch the fingering to one,
two, four, okay, on the right hand.
One, ready and.
Remembered this time.
Okay, let's go on to the next section.
Now here,
things are gonna get a little tricky.