Part one of an in depth walkthrough of how to play the Minute Waltz. Hugh takes you through the measures showing you the lines for both the left and right hands and how to combine them. This piece has very fast fingerings and Hugh will guide you as you work on developing your speed.
- Before you freak out, I know you're thinking,…how am I ever gonna play this piece that fast?…Before you freak out, I want to show you something.…Put your hand, and put your second finger on D flat.…Third finger here, and put your thumb on the F.…Then these next three black keys are yours.…Two, three, four, put your thumb on the C,…and then D flat again.…Do that again.…
(piano music)…Now, play it a little faster.…You might have a little difficulty between the transition…between here and here, here and here,…and here and here, that's okay,…nut I want you to feel how comfortable that feels.…Let's go an extra D.…(piano music)…Now let's go down.…(piano music)…We're playing a scale, and in my opinion,…this is the easiest scale to play,…because your fingers are naturally raised,…and your thumb doesn't have to…get so squished when it's moving in between…your hand groups.…
A group of three, two and three here,…two, three, four here.…(piano music)…I bet you could play this scale pretty fast.…You can see how comfortable this is.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Breaking songs down into sections and lines
- Playing the right hand and left hand separately and together
- Performing songs at different tempos
- Playing fast-tempo songs with complex fingerings
- Playing abridged versions of popular songs
Skill Level Beginner
1. "Spring Dance"
2. "Blue Danube Waltz"
3. Popular Abridgments
4. Chopin, "Minute Waltz"
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