Introduction to the hugely popular song "Blue Danube Waltz" by Johann Strauss II including explanation of what will be covered in the process of learning to play this tune with Hugh Sung's unique teaching method.
- In this rendition of the Blue Danube Waltz…by Johann Strauss we're going to be…taking a look at some very interesting…new technical challenges.…One of them will be playing the melody…and the harmony or the accompaniment…with one hand.…So you're going to be doing two things…with one hand.…The other thing we'll be looking at…some advanced chord patterns.…Up to this point we've been making chords…with just three notes.…Three notes either played separately…or in small combinations.…Now we're going to be adding a fourth note…to make your chords sound even richer and fuller.…
We're going to be looking at how…to transition effectively between them…and hopefully you'll feel that after having…worked on all the previous songs…in this series leading up to this song…you'll be able to see how it all kind of comes together.…We'll also at the end take a look at…peddling in a slightly different way…so that you can use your pedal not only…to connect between big jumps and chord progressions…but also to dry up the sound to give it some neat…
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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