Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video B for the left hand, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- [Instructor] By now you should know…the notes of the left hand C position well.…Let's take a look at a new note, B, for the left hand.…To find this new note, place your…left hand in C position, then move your…fifth finger one white key to the left.…This B is written on the second line of the bass staff.…Now play the exercise slowly as you name the notes.…One, two, three, four.…
C, E, G,…B, F, G,…C, E, G,…B, F, G.…Two frequently used chords are C major and G7.…The G7 chord uses B in the left hand.…Let's practice changing from the…C major chord to the G7 chord and back again.…
Place your left hand on C major.…Note that the top note of both chords is G.…The top interval in the C major chord is a third.…In the G7 chord the top interval is a second.…In G7 you'll move your fifth finger from C down to B,…and then you'll go back to C with…your fifth finger and play the third on top.…
Now notice above the example the letter name C, G7, and C.…These are called chord symbols…and you'll find them in popular music.…They're used to indicate which chord is to be played.…
- 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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