Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The C major chord, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- [Instructor] So far you've been playing…no more than two notes at a time in one hand.…A chord is three or more notes played together.…The C major chord is made of three notes, C, E, and G.…Be sure to play all three chord notes…exactly together with fingers nicely curved.…Let's play C major chords for the left hand.…One, two, three, four.…
And now C major chords for the right hand.…One, two, three, four.…C major chords for both hands.…One, two, three, four.…
This sign is a half rest.…It means to rest for two counts.…Notice that it looks like a whole rest…except that it sits on the third line…instead of hanging from the fourth line.…In Brother John you'll see a half rest in the left hand.…It's found in the last two measures of the piece.…Let's take a look at those two measures…and play them, and I'll show you how to count as you play.…One, two, three, four.…
One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…Now let's go from the beginning of Brother John.…One, two, three, four.…("Brother John")…Here's a happy song.…
One, two, three, four.…
- 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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