Spring Dance, B Section, Measures 7-10 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.
- For this next section, we have a couple of options.…We can either do the same fingering shape and pattern…that we just did with the G, B, and D.…Here, we're starting on the B, going to a D,…and now an F sharp, okay?…Now, the option is this, you can either do the same,…one, three, five if you like.…The only problem is if, you know, just like the thumb…is a bit shorter than all the other fingers,…your pinky is also a bit shorter, if you're normal,…(laughing), if you have an abnormally long pinky…then you don't even have to worry about it.…
But if your pinky is a little shorter like mine is,…this can be a little uncomfortable to get your pinky…on that black key.…You can do it, it's no problem, but if you prefer,…an alternate fingering would be to do this.…Two, and a four, would give you kind of fingers…that are more equivalent in length.…I leave the option up to you, whatever's more…comfortable.…Let me play them both ways so you can see how my…hand is positioned.…Let's start out with the one, three, five, so you…
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- 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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