Spring Dance, A Section, Measures 1-6 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.
Up to this point, we've been playing songs…with melodic content, basically one note at a time.…Now we're going to introduce playing…more notes in one hand simultaneously,…not full chords yet, but we're getting there.…Okay? So here's a neat little dance,…and I'm going to play it kind of fast.…I challenge you.…The notes are not too difficult to learn.…The challenge is going to be playing it up to speed,…particularly with some of the hand transitions.…This is "Spring Dance" by Edvard Grieg.…
(plays "Spring Dance" by Edvard Grieg)…Kind of a fun piece, eh?…Makes you want to get up and dance (laughs).…
All right, so let's take a look at this.…Let's start with the right hand,…because that's where the melody is found.…All right? The first two measures, we don't do anything.…The left hand is all by itself, so we're going to start in…on the third measure, using our little mnemonic.…"Ew." "Great," that's going to be a G…(plays piano) that we start on.…And we're all lines over here.…G.…G, B, D.…Going back down with all the lines.…
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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