Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video Syncopated notes, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- Notes played between the main beats of the measure…and held across the beat are called Syncopated Notes.…Clap and count this rhythm several times.…(metronome ticking)…One, two, ready, clap.…One and two and three and four and.…One and two and three and four and.…One and two and three and four and.…This is a Natural Sign.…It cancels a sharp.…
A natural note is always a whit key.…I want to point out a few things in Rock-a My Soul…before we play it.…In the right hand you'll be playing bot a D sharp…and a D natural with your second finger.…Here's D sharp, (piano note)…and here's D natural. (piano note)…Also note in the right hand,…on the first lie you'll start with your third finger on E.…(piano note)…One the second line you'll move your third finger up to F,…(piano note)…and then on the third line…you'll go back to E with your third finger.…
(piano note)…Look at the last line,…and I want to talk about your left hand.…You'll be playing a G7 chord…(piano chord)…and then in the second measure you'll…play a C chord. (piano chord)…
- 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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