Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video A for the left hand, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- [Instructor] It's easy to find A for the left hand.…To find this new note place your left hand in C position,…then move your thumb one white key to the right.…A is written on the fifth line in the bass staff.…Now play the exercise slowly and name the notes as you play.…One, two, three, four, C, E, G,…C, F, A,…C, E, G,…C, F, A.…
The C major chord is frequently…followed by the F major chord.…The F major chord uses the new A in the left hand.…You're ready to practice moving from…the C major chord to the F major chord and back to C major.…Place your left hand on the C major chord.…Note that the C will stay the same…between the C major and the F major chord.…The bottom interval of the C major chord is a third.…
The bottom interval of the F chord is a fourth,…and you'll move your thumb up to A, moving it from G to A.…Then you'll go back to G with your thumb…for the C major chord.…Remember the importance of warming up your hands.…Here's a special warmup for the left hand…that uses C, G7, and F chords.…One, two, three, four, C,…
- 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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