This lesson uses the A Little Piece by Schumann as an exercise in reading standard notation to help you build fluency. This will help you get very familar with the G clef. Please use the notation attached to work with the lesson.
- This little piece by Schumann is a great exercise…in getting very familiar with the G clef notes.…Now pay attention to the fact that the left hand…and the right hand will both be playing notes…using only the G clef.…So don't let that throw you.…I know normally we play the left hand in the F clef region,…but there are many times in music when your left hand,…and your right hand will be jumping clefs.…So I want you to use this exercise to really…hone in your G clef reading skills.…
(light piano music)…
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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