Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The whole note, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- The whole not is a very long note.…It gets four counts or four beats.…You'll count one, two, three, four,…for each whole note.…Clap the following rhythm.…Clap once for each note, counting aloud.…Hold the whole note for four ticks of the metronome.…Notice the repeat sign at the end of the pattern.…That means to go back to the beginning…and clap the pattern again.…
(metronome ticking)…One, two, ready, clap.…One, two, three, four. (instructor clapping)…One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…One, two, three, four.…
Aura Lee may be a familiar melody to you…as it was made famous by Elvis Presley…in his song Love Me Tender.…Notice in the last measure that there is a repeat sign.…So you'll be playing the piece twice.…On the second time you can move…your left hand up from bass C…to middle C.…This is called moving up an octave.…An octave is eight notes.…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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