Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video Melodic intervals: 4ths, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- When you skip two white keys, the interval is a fourth.…On the staff, a fourth is written from a line to a space,…or a space to a line.…Let's play some fourths on the keyboard,…first with your right hand, and then with your left hand.…Place your right hand thumb on middle C,…(piano notes play)…up a fourth,…repeat, down a fourth,…now play D, up a fourth,…repeat, and down a fourth.…
Now place your left hand fifth finger…on the C below middle C.…(piano notes play)…Up a fourth,…and down a fourth.…D, and down a fourth.…Play a Fourth uses fourths.…One, two, three, four.…
(piano notes play)…Rhythm Man uses fourths also.…There's a new symbol here as well, the 8va sign.…You'll find it in the very last measure of the piece.…
When an 8va sign is placed over the staff,…it means to play those notes one octave higher…than where they are written.…Remember that one octave is eight notes.…You're in C position for this piece,…and on the last line,…you'll move your right hand thumb from middle C,…up to the next C in the very last measure.…
- 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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