Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The grand staff, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- [Narrator] The bass staff and treble staff,…when joined together with a brace make up the grand staff.…Here you see the notes from the left hand…and right hand C positions written on the grand staff.…Music has numbers at the beginning…called the time signature.…Here is a four-four time signature.…The top four means four beats to each measure.…The bottom four means a quarter note gets one beat.…
In music, symbols called rests are used to indicate silence.…This sign is a whole rest,…it means to be silent for a whole measure.…Now your pieces will be written on the grand staff…and they will have a time signature.…In playing on the grand staff,…notice that the whole rest is used.…First in the left hand on line one,…and then in the right hand on line two.…
One, two, three, four.…(piano playing)…Let's work on your fingers a little bit.…We're going to do some exercises that will keep you limber…and also aid with your coordination.…
It's important to warm up your hands before you play…just as athletes warm up before they compete.…
- 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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