Spring Dance, D Section, Measures 19-22 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.
- All right, here the right hand gets in some tricky…note reading and tricky crossovers.…All right, let's take it a little bit at a time.…So starting off, remember this A over here?…Ledger line A above the staff line, in the G clef.…So here we have an A, another A.…Now oh, we've got a double ledger line,…so let's see if we can measure this out.…Notice the A is a line note.…If you go to the next ledger line note,…that would've been a C,…but this note is above the C, so that brings us to a D.…
Okay?…Can you follow how I found that?…A, another A.…Now a D, back down to the A.…Now the very next note, which is above the ledger line.…See the difference between the line, ledger line…and the space ledger line?…Back to an A.…Okay, now here's where it gets a little tricky.…We're gonna cross our hand over…because we're moving down a little bit at a time.…And this crossover will help reposition our hand…to move down, okay?…So after that A, hand over.…
Now you're gonna use your fourth finger…on the very next note below that, which is a G.…
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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