Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The flat sign, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- The flat sign before a note…means to play the next key to the left,…whether black or white.…When a flat appears before a note, it applies to that note…for the rest of the measure.…A natural sign will cancel a flat,…just as it cancels a sharp.…In Rock It Away, you'll be playing E-flat…with your third finger in the right hand.…(piano note)…Take a look at measure four, remember that once…you have a flat sign, it's good for the entire measure.…
So you'll be playing E-flat on beat one and on beat two.…Measure four sounds like this.…(piano playing)…Now let's play the whole piece.…One, two, three, four.…(piano playing)…
- 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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