Blue Danube Waltz, A Section, Measures 1-5 are broken down and walked through. Hugh first teaches the right hand alone, then the left hand alone, followed by how to combine both hands. Notation is overlaid to help you follow along with the lines being taught.
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- In this song, we're going to be doing several new things.…The first thing we're going to do…is to actually learn how to play two things with one hand.…As if having two hands and a foot wasn't enough.…We're actually going to be playing the melody…and an accompaniment in the right hand in certain sections.…We're also going to be exploring…some larger chord forms in the left hand,…as well as the right hand, too.…This is, again, going to prepare us…for some really amazing music later on.…So let's get right into it.…
Okay, so, the very first few notes,…we'll look right below the last,…the bottom line of the G-clef staff,…so, before E is a D, okay?…So here's a D, now what I want you to do…is I want you to use an interesting fingering.…We could use a three and a five,…like we've done with the left hand…for so many chord patterns,…but now I want you to try a more open pattern,…which will help you to be ready to reach up…for larger and higher notes, okay?…So, here's what I want you to do.…
One on D, then on this F-sharp, use a second finger,…
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