Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video A new style of bass, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- Here's a new style of broken chord bass.…Playing this will prepare you for our next piece.…(piano notes play)…One and two and three and four and…one and two and three and four and…one and two and three and four and…one and two and three and four and…Before you play O Sole Mio, I'd like for you…to look at the last line.…In the second measure, you'll see a chord…with a wavy line in front of it.…
This is an indication to play an arpeggiated chord,…which means to start with the lowest note first,…and quickly add the next higher note,…one at a time, until you reach the top of the chord.…(piano notes play)…This piece begins with an incomplete measure as well,…and there are fermatas on each one of the notes…in that measure.…One, two, three, four, one.…
(piano notes play)…The left hand warmup will prepare you…to play The Entertainer.…
The four measures contain everything that's new,…that you'll need to know for the left hand of this piece.…(piano notes play)…Now you're ready to play The Entertainer.…One, two, three, four.…
- 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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