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Popular Piano Lessons: Popular Abridgment: Scarborough Fair

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Let's learn Scarborough Fair.
First step is to find D.
Sit in the middle of your piano and
look for these 2 black keys.
And in the middle, that is your D.
The next note we need to find is A.
Look for the 3 black keys and
immediately to the right of these two and
between keys number two and
three [SOUND] is A.
Okay, and that's gonna comprise
the opening [SOUND] of Scarborough
fair play the D twice [SOUND].
And then with your pinky play that A.
Play that twice.
And now you're going to move down to
this E which is next to the thumb.
Come back down.
So all 5 of these notes should
fit right under your hand so
you can find it pretty easy.
One more time.
Hold then down to the E here,
F, E, back to D.
Okay, now, you see how this D looks
over here between these two black keys?
Look for the next two black keys
over here and find that D again and
you're going to use your left
hand pinky to play that.
Now if you lay all five of
your fingers down over here,
we can come up with
a simple chord progression.
Five and
then the third finger's playing F and
if you recognize between these two
black keys here, there's an A.
So it should fit pretty
comfortable in your hand, 5, 3, 1.
Okay, the D, F and A.
All right, we're gonna play that twice,
and then we're gonna shift
everything down one note.
So this now will play on a C,
right below the D, E, G,
you should do that one time,
then back to D, F, and A.
Take you time.
Let's add the right hand.
With both D in the right hand and
the left hand.
You start together.
One, then the left hand plays here.
You play the D again.
The left hand is just repeat that pattern,
you go to the A here.
Play the A again.
Now the right hand's gonna go to an E,
while the left hand is gonna shift
down one note, play them together.
Now, you're gonna play
everything together.
Play this E here.
And then back to D,
move back to D here, too.
The left hand will continue its pattern.
The next thing that
the right hand will do,
just to prepare you,
it'll go up to this A.
Okay, remember how we found that A?
But instead of using your pinky
we're gonna shift your hand and
use your second finger instead.
Left hand's gonna play first.
Now you're gonna come
together with the A here.
And skip the note to a C.
Left hand continues it's pattern.
Go to a D here.
Go to a C here.
Now back down to an A.
Remember how we shifted positions to a C?
And then back to here to
the A with your second finger and
your left hand back up
to the D chord pattern.
Continue with the D chord
pattern with the left hand.
We're going to continue that.
Okay now you're hand if
you leave your hand there,
your pinkies already going to
be on the upper D over here.
A lot of D's in this piece.
And then play it again with
your left hand, hold this.
One more D here, okay?
Now we're going to move the right
hand down to C, over here.
And the left hand,
see where this third finger is?
This is an F.
We're going to shift your hands so
that your pinky plays this note instead.
And we play it together
with the right hand.
And the next note we skip over here.
We're going to go to one more note here.
With the left hand and the right
hand's gonna play this A over here.
We're gonna go back and
play this pattern again.
With the left hand and the right hand's
gonna play this A but switch to three.
See that.
And then you're gonna put your third
finger over, and
the left hand's gonna have a big jump.
See the two black keys,
go to the C over here.
And then the continuous pattern, and
the right hand's also gonna play a C here.
Then the left hand will play that
sequence one time by itself.
Everybody returns to D for this closing.
Move to the D on your pinky.
Okay, down to a G with your fourth finger.
Left hand will move down to the C, okay.
Now, I want you to actually take this
fourth finger, hop it over one note.
And, then continue down with note for
And, then the left hand is going
to turn to the D pattern, okay,
one more time and then we're going to stop
by playing on the last D and hold it.
Let's play it one time just
to review the whole song,
I'm going to play it slowly and
see if you can play along.
One, ready, and.
Down to the C, back to the D,
find the A with the second finger.
Down to the C, left hand.
Back to the D, left hand.
Now play the D here.
Now play the F and
move it up with your pinky here.
Switch to a 3 on that A, continue down.
Now big jump left hand,
we're gonna go down to that C here.
Move your hand over to the D,
left hand to the D as well.
Back to C here, okay,
move down, we're going to
move your fourth finger down to here,
and continue to finish the piece.
Left hand will go up to a D,
play it one more time,
the theme pattern, and then finish off and
holding that last note there.
Scarborough Fair, enjoy.