Introduction to the classic piece "Gynopedie No.1" by French composer and pianist Erik Satie. This introduction includes explanation of what will be covered in the process of learning to play this tune with Hugh Sung's unique teaching method.
- With the first Gymnopedie, by Erik Satie,…I want you to really take charge of learning this piece.…Of course, you'll hear me and watch me…to be able to play this through,…but I'm only gonna give you the performance tempo,…which is not that fast.…I want you to really try to see…how well you're reading your notes at this point,…as well as, give you an opportunity…to really put what you've learned to practice.…It's not too difficult, there are some technical challenges,…but in terms of reading, you should be able…to find everything, given everything…that we've worked on together up to this point.…
Each song is demonstrated at different tempos, so you can slowly increase your pace as you get more comfortable at the keyboard, and overlaid with notation, so you can read each line of music as it's taught. This training builds on the rest of the Piano Lessons series and is designed for all levels of pianists who want to learn to quickly play the music they love.
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Reading sheet music: staff, bars, notes, rests, and important symbols
- Breaking songs down into sections and lines
- Playing the right hand and left hand separately and together
- Using the damper and sustain pedals
- Performing songs at different tempos
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sight-Reading Exercises
2. Bach, "Prelude in C Major"
3. Chopin, "Prelude in E Minor"
4. Gymnopedie No.1
5. "Moonlight Sonata"
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