Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video RH: An extended position, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- "On Top of Old Smoky" begins and ends…with your right hand in an extended right hand position.…This means that you will extend your hand…beyond the regular five-finger position.…To do this, you're going to place…your right hand thumb on middle C.…You'll put your second finger on E.…Your third on G, and your fifth finger…on the C above middle C.…Now, let's review blocked and broken chords…with your left hand in C.…
(piano chords)…(ascending single notes)…Now, you're ready to play "On Top of Old Smoky".…One, two, three, one, two.…("On Top of Old Smoky")…
- 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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