Spring Dance, C Section, Measures 11-18 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.
- Okay, let's review from the very beginning…until what we just learned.…I'm gonna play it two different ways,…one with the 1-3-5 fingering,…and the other with the 1-2-4 fingering, and again,…you can decide whichever feels more comfortable for you.…Start from the beginning.…One, ready, and...…(piano music)…Jump.…
(piano music)…The advantage of the 1-3-5 fingering…is that it's the same set of fingers,…you don't have to remember to change anything.…The disadvantage, of course, is the uncomfortable feeling…of the fifth finger on a black key.…Now, let's do it again, and this time I'm gonna switch it up…using the differing alternate fingerings…on the right hand, here.…One, ready, and...…(piano music)…Jump.…
(piano music)…Okay?…So that's a review of the beginning up to this point.…Okay, so now we're looking at a note…that's above the staff line,…going up to a ledger line above that.…So let's start counting up to that.…You great big dog fur, that's our top staff line,…F over here, this is one ledger line above that,…which will bring us to A.…
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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