Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video 3/4 time and dotted half notes, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- Here's the three four Time Signature.…The three means there will be three beats in each measure.…Four means a Quarter Note gets one beat.…A Dotted Half Note gets three counts.…Two counts for the half note,…plus one count for the dot.…You'll count one, two, three for each Dotted Half Note.…Clap the following rhythm.…Clap once for each note, counting aloud.…
(rhythmic ticking)…One, ready, clap.…One, two, three.…One, two, three, one, two, three.…One, two, three.…One, two, three, one, two, three.…One, two, three, one, two, three.…Rockets is the first piece you'll play…using the three four time signature.…Check the ending with the repeat.…
You'll play the piece a second time,…and when you get to the second line,…you'll play that line one octave higher than the first line.…So you'll move your left hand up to middle C…and your right hand up to the C above that.…One, two, three.…(gentle piano music)…In What Can I Share, you'll have the opportunity…to use the three four time signature…and C and G7 chords in both hands.…
One, two, three.…
- Practicing proper hand technique
- Practicing proper seating position
- Practicing the right-hand C and left-hand C positions
- Melodic intervals
- Harmonic intervals
- B for the left and right hand
- A for the left hand
- Using the damper pedal
- Moving up and down the keyboard in 6ths
- Measuring half steps and whole steps
- Progressions and triplets
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics
2. Melodic Intervals
3. Introducing Harmony
4. New Rhythms and Intervals
5. Music Theory
6. Progressions and Triplets
Closing and credits1m 44s
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