Introduction to the classic piece "Prelude in C Major" by Johann Sebastian Bach including explanation of what will be covered in the process of learning to play this tune with Hugh Sung's unique teaching method.
- This Prelude in C Major by J.S. Bach is a great exercise…in understanding different chord positions.…You're going to be playing different chords in different,…in really different settings,…and getting used to the idea of breaking them apart.…So we're not gonna go into all the chord names,…or all the chord theories, but just be aware,…that's what's happening.…This piece is basically a big broken chord exercise.…It's a great note reading exercise, given all the pieces…that we've gone through, I really want to challenge you…to try to read through this carefully,…and get the notes down yourself the first time,…and then, refer back to the performance of this…to make sure that you've gotten your notes right.…
The challenge of this piece is that there's basically…no place to stop, so it can be hard to hear…where are their phrases.…One simple way to work on this will be…to work on it four measures at a time, OK?…That's typical, and then connect it…to eight measures at a time.…But whatever you do, don't forget to bridge.…
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