Blue Danube Waltz, B Section, Measures 16-20 are broken down and walked through. Hugh first teaches the right hand alone, then the left hand alone, followed by how to combine both hands. Notation is overlaid to help you follow along with the lines being taught.
- Alright, again leaving off with the last…two notes on the right hand over here.…It's a three and a two, on an F sharp and a D.…We're gonna jump back down to the D.…And again, use a one, one, two, three,…now we're gonna jump up to this D over here.…So a little bit of a leap.…(melodic piano notes)…Go ahead and jump, alright.…Now old-school…piano teachers may try…to insist that you do a…connection from here to here, okay.…
It's kind of an advanced technique.…You really don't need to do it,…because your pedal is going to connect that for you.…Yes, we're going to play this with pedal.…But we'll add that in a little bit later, okay.…So again, one, two, three,…you can just jump to the D if you want.…Okay.…If you want to try to connect it,…you're gonna have to put your thumb under,…and you may have to move your hand kind…of off of the side.…Frankly I don't think it's worth the effort.…It's just not necessary.…We'll get into that perhaps a little bit later.…
But if you want to simply just...…(melodic piano notes)…Just jump really quickly, you can do that.…
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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