Lesson 13: Random Notes, a Consuming Tune, and Piano Puzzling!

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It’s fortunate Lesson 13, and we’re going to proceed studying the Bass notes C, D, E, F and G this week. Generally our ears assist us to recollect melodies in order that we’re not working towards our studying abilities as a lot. This week we will probably be enjoying random bass notes within the left hand within the Bass Be aware Writing Drill on p.45, in order that your ear can’t enable you bear in mind the notes. Don’t fear, having ear is a good profit, however I would like you to each develop your ear and follow your observe studying.

This week, PLAY p.45, 2-3 strains per day. Subsequent week, WRITE the letters subsequent to the notes as per the directions, as you play Drink to Me Solely with Thine Eyes on p.46.

Discover that the primary 2 strains (pink) are within the treble workers, and are performed together with your proper hand. The threerd and 4th strains are written within the bass workers and are due to this fact performed with the left hand. Bear in mind to all the time get each palms prepared to play their first notes, earlier than you begin enjoying a bit. Attempt to hold your tempo regular, as you play Drink to Me:

Let’s begin the Piano Puzzler on p.47-48 collectively! I’ve created this crossword puzzle that will help you evaluation the musical phrases we’ve discovered thus far, whereas additionally difficult your mind. All of the solutions are written on the backside of p.48, however do attempt to give you the solutions your self earlier than trying to find the time period within the ANSWERS part. Let’s do the primary 4 questions collectively:

  1. Train #3 in E and B. Play every train 3 instances: 2x Forte (loudly) then 1x Piano (softly) with every hand. Use the PENTASCALES chart in the back of the e book in case you are undecided of the hand positions for E and B. Evaluate Ex #3 in C, G, D and A when you’ll be able to.
  2. Chord Calisthenics #1 – Play the entire web page with every hand. Play these chords damaged and block in random order in your 2nd week.
  3. 1st week: PLAY p.45 Bass Be aware Writing Drill, 2 or 3 strains at a time (see video 13.1) Begin filling within the Piano Puzzler, p.46-47 (see video 13.3).
  4. 2nd week: Make a replica of p.45 for those who can, for additional writing follow. Then WRITE the letters subsequent to the observe heads.
  5. 2nd week: Play Drink to Me Solely with Thine Eyes (see video 13.2).

Whether it is summer season or break time in your a part of the world, how are you going to just be sure you don’t lose your abilities whereas touring?Analysis reveals that working towards your workout routines and songs on a desk (on a flight?) or desk (at a resort?) is sort of as efficient as enjoying on an precise piano! Take photographs of your music in your cellphone or pill and browse the notes as your fingers “play” them. It’s also efficient to set an intention to go away after which return to your piano follow. Don’t fear, even in case you are away for some time, you’ll quickly get your abilities again after you begin enjoying once more.

How will you preserve your follow whereas touring? Will there be a piano in your travels? Don’t be shy, go forward and play it! Depart us a remark beneath, or be at liberty to ask any questions on your piano enjoying. We love to listen to from you!