Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video Melodic intervals: 3rds, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- When you skip one white key,…the interval is a third.…On the staff, a third is written from a line to a line,…or a space to a space.…Now let's play some thirds on the keyboard.…We'll use your right hand and then your left hand.…Place your right-hand thumb on middle C,…(piano note)…go up a third, (piano note)…up a third, (piano note)…down a third, (piano note)…and down a third. (piano note)…Now place your left-hand fifth finger on the C…below middle C.…
(piano note)…Go up a third, (piano note)…up a third, (piano note)…down a third, (piano note)…and down a third. (piano note)…In Thirds, you'll play a melodic third in each measure.…One, two, three, four.…(piano music)…Rock-Along uses only repeated notes and melodic thirds.…
One, two, three, four.…(piano music)…This sign is a Quarter Rest.…It means to rest, or be silent, for one count.…Mexican Hat Dance combines thirds and seconds.…
And notice that there are Quarter Rests…in this piece as well.…Remember to lift your hand for the Quarter Rest…as that is a symbol for silence.…
- 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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