Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video Harmonic intervals: 2nds and 3rds, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- When notes are played together they make harmony. We call these notes harmonic intervals. Here are some harmonic seconds and thirds. Second. Third. Second. Third. Second. Third. Second. Third. Quiet River uses melodic intervals on the right hand and harmonic intervals in the left hand.
This is the first piece where you'll be playing hands together. That is both hands at the same time. Let's prepare for that by looking at measures three and four. In measure, three in the left hand, you'll have a second. And in the right hand you'll be playing D with your second finger. Try that, play those notes together. Now look at measure four. You have a third in your left hand and middle C in your right hand.
Try playing that. Now go from the first beat of measure three to the first beat of measure four. And as a final step, play measure three and four as written. (piano music) You can repeat that step as many times as you need until you feel comfortable, and then you'll start at the beginning and play the whole piece.
One, two, three, four. (piano music)
- 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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