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Popular Piano Lessons: River Flows In You - C & D Section

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Measure nine is almost the same as
measure five, except we again,
have a new set of grace notes.
These are slightly different, because they
don't have a little slash going through
them, but they're two of them
now before the main note.
And the only thing to remember
is that they're very fast.
So once you figure these two notes out,
A and C sharp and this is an A octave.
Again, the weight, you're gonna wanna
drop to your hand and your pinkie and
these two are just going
to be very close together.
Don't put too much weight on them,
just move through them quickly and
try to feel your hand.
Drop on the pinkie,
not on the one or the two.
Do your best to play that quickly and
then you land on this together
with a little extra arm weight.
And then this is the same as
what we did in measure five,
four and
we have the grace note going through.
Now this moves, it's a little bit
different here in the right-hand.
We have a little variation.
So first one, we went down here.
Now we're gonna move up.
So to prepare for that, what you want.
Instead of this pinkie here,
we're gonna put our thumb here.
That'll prepare us to move and we can
find that note with the ledger line,
that's a C sharp.
See how that fits?
We're going to continue
on with the right-hand.
Now you have 16th notes with this C
sharp and then we're gonna come down.
Let's just do that much again from
measure nine.
Don't forget the graces
coming before the beat and.
Squish to your
four grace note.
Now here, put your thumb under.
And then we're gonna get to
a slightly different ending over here,
which is very, very beautiful.
Okay, just to review,
the beginning of measure 11,
we just finished here.
Now the right hand,
we're gonna jump down to another A.
But instead of using our thumb,
we're gonna use the second finger so
we can prepare for the notes coming up.
The left hand continues its pattern, okay.
Now right hand's gonna play.
Now here,
you gotta watch out because both hands
are gonna be playing this E over here.
So the right hand just needs
to get out of the way.
But don't worry, if you're using your
pedal, you can just kind of pop off that,
and the pedal will make
that transition smooth.
So, don't spend too much time on the E,
get off of it, and
the pedal will take care
of the connection, okay?
Here, now I want you to switch on that.
So, we ended up with the fourth
finger on that C-sharp,
switch to a three so
that you can play the next three notes.
Back to the A again.
And then five over here.
So, a lot of switching around.
Now if you want,
you can use a fourth
finger just as easily.
Whatever's comfortable for you.
if you want to move your fifth
finger over, either way is fine.
That's not as critical here, because now,
we're gonna be jumping
up to the next section.
So the left hand continues its pattern.
And you jump up to this high A,
use the fourth finger.
Now we get to the interesting,
challenging part of this piece.
Let's take a few moments to take a look
at what's coming up next for
the right hand.
Left hand is pretty much the same,
but look at the right hand over here,
at its high A at the end of measure 12.
G sharp, don't forget, okay?
You're gonna start with the fourth
finger on this pattern.
And then we're gonna turn the A, but
when you do, switch to a five.
See that?
Four, five, four, three, and you're
gonna squish this fifth finger here,
because we have to play these
next notes that are lower.
Let's take a look at those next notes.
So we go G, cleft G, that's gonna be
an A here, Ew great big dog E, okay?
A, another A here, and
then an E in the back of that.
The best thing,
either if you're hand is large enough
to connect with a four, great.
If not, leap.
The same pattern, again.
Now this time,
after you've done this twice, the third
time here, put your thumb on the A.
So let's review that one more time.
Five, four, five, four,
now put your thumb under here.
Now it goes up, if you follow the notes.
Line space, line space, and then line,
line, so you're gonna skip down to here.
Okay and then your hands are gonna come
over for the G sharp, and
you find that B over here.
All right?
Let's just do that much again.
So left hand,
we've just finished the end of measure 12
We start our pattern with the F sharp.
You use your fourth finger here.
Jump to the D.
Fourth finger right hand.
Now this time,
put your thumb under here for the A.
Third finger over.
The whole thing starts again.
Fifth finger squish.
Fourth finger.
Thumb under over here.
Now we get to something
really interesting.