In this lesson Hugh will explain the essential skills needed to play and understand music as it relates to the piano. In Part 3 he covers rest values, time signatures, dynamics, melody & harmony.
- Number 12: Rest values.…Just as with notes,…we also have rests…that correspond to the same kind of fraction.…Unfortunately, visually, they don't look as clean as a,…as the notes do.…This is what a whole rest looks like.…This is what a half rest looks like.…This is what a quarter rest looks like.…And this is what an eighth rest looks like.…Now, from here on out, when you have eighth rest,…and then 16th rest,…then you start to see the flag system coming into plays.…
Kind of a simple way that I used to teach…to help recognize the difference…between a whole and half rest;…a whole rest is hanging upside-down the line,…that takes a lot of effort just to hold on.…Okay, so that's taking your entire, your whole effort.…Whereas a half rest is sitting on top of a line,…nice and easy, half the effort.…If that visualization helps, be my guest.…And a quarter rest just looks like a flying bird,…and I used to kind of teach folks how to draw…by thinking of a C, a slash, and then a D,…but, or something to that effect.…
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- Learning a song
- Practicing piano
- Understanding the keys: middle C, flats, sharps, and octaves
- Sight-reading music
- Playing melody or treble clef with the right hand
- Playing rhythm or bass clef with the left hand
- Combining hands
- Playing songs in different tempos