Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The major scale, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- A Scale is a series of notes that follows a pattern…of whole steps and half steps.…The Major Scale is made of two Tetrachords…joined by a Whole Step.…Each Scale begins and end on a note…of the same name as the Scale called the Key Note.…The C Major Scale is constructed by starting…on the key Note C.…There is no sharp or flat in the C Major Scale.…Since there are eight notes in a Major Scale…and we only have five fingers,…you must be able to cross under the third finger.…
Here's an exercise that will prepare you to do that.…(piano music)…Now you're ready to play the C Major Scale.…We'll start with the right hand,…we're going to go up one octave and come back down.…
(piano music)…And now the left hand.…We'll go down first and then come back up.…(piano music)…There's a new dynamic marking in Joy to the World.…
Fortissimo, which means to play very loud.…This familiar melody uses the C Major Scale.…One, two, three, four.…(piano music)…
- 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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