Join Hugh Sung for an in-depth discussion in this video "Ode to Joy", part of Piano Lessons: 2 Playing Songs.
(piano music)…- This version of Ode to Joy,…is perfect if you've never played the piano before.…
And if you've never played both hands on a piano before,…we're gonna get you started right off the bat,…playing hands together in this pretty simple arrangement,…but it's got its little tricks in there too.…So let's start off with the left hand.…The left hand's gonna be playing two different chords.…And let me show you how these are gonna be played.…Look for the two black keys down here.…And the key immediately to the left of that is C.…Use your pinky, your left pinky to play that C,…and then we're gonna build a chord on top of that.…Skip this note over here,…and then we're gonna skip another note.…
Play these three together, that is a C Major chord okay?…That's the first of two chords,…the second chord,…we're gonna, the only notes that's gonna be the same,…is gonna be this G, we're gonna keep this G here, okay?…But then we're gonna switch the bottom two notes,…so this one will go down to a B,…and this will come closer to that G, with an F, okay?…
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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