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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:41
    • 2. Intervals

      5:01
    • 3. When The Saints Go Marching In

      3:39
    • 4. You'll Be In My Heart

      2:46
    • 5. The Brady Bunch

      3:21
    • 6. Class Project Interval Flashcard Song

      0:47
    • 7. Conclusion

      0:51
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Back to Basics Piano Lesson 5

Back to Basics Piano Lesson 5 by primopiano4u, is the fifth lesson in this series for beginners who want to play like a professional pianist, by learning the fundamental basics of how to play piano and basic music theory. You’ll learn and apply the concept of intervals taught in this lesson through 3 specially selected popular piano songs with sheet music and midis included, so you can follow along.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Intervals – Melodic/Harmonic
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • You’ll Be In My Heart – Tarzan
  • The Brady Bunch
  • Class Project – Interval Flashcard Song
  • Conclusion

Primopiano4u, a piano teacher for over 10 years, has consistently coached students to achieve over 80% on Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) piano and theory exams, and is now eager to share their knowledge with you. So let’s get started!

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Welcome to the ultimate brain training Back to Basics Piano Lessons brought to you by PrimoPiano4u. My proven teaching methods have consistently resulted in Royal Conservatory of Music piano and theory exam scores of 80% and higher for the past 10 years. Now I'm sharing my secrets to the ultimate brain training with you!

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1. Introduction: Welcome back. It's primopiano4u, the faceless wonder whose hands will teach beginners back to basics piano lessons using my over ten years of experience coaching students to top marks on RCM piano exams. Now that you've completed Lesson 1, covering C Major, Lesson 2 covering Major, Lesson 3, covering F Major, Lesson 4, covering dynamics like forte (f) and piano (p). We will now learn intervals in Lesson 5. The goal of this lesson is to learn melodic and harmonic intervals and play them in specially selected popular songs. When The Saints Go Marching In, counting aloud. 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1. Your class project will be to add intervals to your musical note flashcards so you can create and compose a song with intervals. So let's get started! 2. Intervals: Intervals. An interval is the distance in pitch between any two notes, If the notes are played at the same time, the interval is harmonic like this. If they are played one after the other, the interval is melodic like this. The size of an interval is measured by the number of letter names contained in the interval, including both the bottom and the top notes. Here's an example. If my bottom note is C and my top note is E, The size of it is, a third. 1, 2, 3. Let's learn melodic intervals, meaning notes that are played one after another. Here's an example of a 2nd C to D, a 3rd C to E, a 4th C to F, a 5th C to G, a 6th C to A, a 7th C to B, and a perfect 8 (P8) C to C. If these intervals were harmonic, meaning that they were played at the same time. Here's an example of harmonic intervals. A 2nd, C to D. At the same time. A 3rd C and E, a 4th, C and F, a 5th C and G, a 6th C and A, a 7th C to B, and a Perfect Octave P8, C to C. Harmonic 2nds and 3rds. Listen to the sound of each interval. Listen while I play this once for you. Harmonic 2nds and 3rds. Saying the name of the intervals aloud. 2nd 3rd, 2nd 2nd 3rd, 2nd 3rd, 2nd 2nd 3rd. harmonic intervals of a 4th and 5th. And here's an example of a harmonic interval of a 4th. Here's an example of a harmonic interval of a 5th. Just listen. Well, I play this exercise reviewing harmonic intervals. Harmonic intervals, saying the names of the intervals aloud. 2nd 3rd, 4th 5th, 2nd 3rd, 4th 5th. 3. When The Saints Go Marching In: When The Saints Go Marching In, I've chosen this piece When The Saints Go Marching In, so that you can practice your intervals of 2nds and 3rds. Just listen while I play this once for you. When The Saints Go Marching In. Saying the harmonic intervals of 2nd and 3rd out loud. 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd. When The Saints Go Marching In, counting aloud. 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234, 1234, 1234, 1234, 1234, 1234, 1234, 1234, 1 4. You'll Be In My Heart: You'll Be In My Heart from the Walt Disney Pictures, Tarzan. I've chosen this song for you so that you can practice the melodic interval of a 4th, which is found in bar 1, C to F Just listen while I play this once for you. You'll Be In My Heart counting aloud. 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234. 5. The Brady Bunch: The Brady Bunch theme from the Paramount television series, The Brady Bunch. I've chosen this song so that you can practice your harmonic intervals of 2nds, 3rds, and 4ths. Just listen while I play this once for you. The Brady Bunch counting aloud. 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234 1234... 6. Class Project Interval Flashcard Song: Class project. In this class project, you'll add intervals like melodic and harmonic intervals to your musical note flashcards. Mix up your flashcards and create and compose your very own Flashcard Song with intervals in them. Here's mine. I look forward to seeing the pictures of your completed interval flashcards and to seeing the video of your interval flashcard song. 7. Conclusion: Congratulations! You've now mastered intervals like 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths. And you can now take your piano playing to the next level. Join me, Primopiano4u in the next lesson, of Back To Basics Piano Lessons. Check out my website and YouTube channel for more music resources.