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      Lesson 1, Day 1


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      Lesson 1, Day 2


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      Lesson 1, Day 3


    • 4.

      Lesson 1, Day 4


    • 5.

      Lesson 1, Day 5


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      Lesson 2, Day 1


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      Lesson 2, Day 2


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      Lesson 2, Day 3


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      Lesson2, Day 4


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      Lesson 2, Day 5


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      Lesson 3, Day 1


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      Lesson 3, Day 2


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      Lesson 3, Day 3


    • 14.

      Lesson 3, Day 4


    • 15.

      Lesson 3, Day 5


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      Lesson 4, Day 1


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      Lesson 4, Day 2


    • 18.

      Lesson 4, Day 3


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      Lesson 4, Day 4


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      Lesson 4, Day 5


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Have you never played piano but always wanted to learn?  Well, this is the class for you!  I will show you the names of notes, hand position, basic technique, chords, and ear training.  You will play some of your favorite songs in no time!  As you take this class, a free workbook is assigned in the class project section.

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Thomas Bazzoon

Learn Piano Fast! Learn Piano for Fun!


Do you want to learn piano but don't know where to start?  This is the channel for you!  If you are new to piano then please take the "Learn Piano in 45 Days" classes part one and two. Then move onto whatever you like- technique, theory, chords, or look at specific songs.  

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1. Lesson 1, Day 1: Hi, I'm t. J Bazin. Thank you for taking the boot camp course for unlimited piano. And I just want to go over some things we're going to learn. And some things you're going to need. First off, you obviously need a piano. You don't need a grand piano like this when you have an upright piano home, maybe 61 key keyboard, maybe a full size keyboard. Actually, if you go to the section of the website under tips and technology, I have some videos on keyboards versus digital pianos. So that's the obvious thing. Second thing you're gonna need You're gonna need something to watch these videos on. Presumably you, of course, have been because you signed up for the class. So maybe a laptop computer. You could maybe put it up here. Probably the best thing would be to just put a tablet computer. Or perhaps yourself. Now, the biggest question I get is you know, how much time should I devote to this? Or should I take all of the classes in the boot camp? Should I watch every single video? It really depends because some people come from a previous music background. Maybe you had piano for years. You start watching these videos and stuff starts coming back. You might need to just go ahead and get out of this introductory class and just go to the videos on hymns or videos on blues and jazz or or theory or your trade. Some of you come from a band background. Maybe you're really good trumpet player. You know a lot about reading trouble. You don't know too much about bass clef courts. Or maybe it's the opposite. So you might when it may be, just watch part of these videos and, you know, some of you know nothing at all. If you know nothing at all, I suggest take the entire boot camp course. So that's the best I can answer your question. Feel free to head over to the forums. Have any more questions? Go ahead and print out the book that comes with this in pdf. Just click print. Put that nice little notebook. All right, have fun of glass 2. Lesson 1, Day 2: Okay, we are lessened one day to hopefully you've gone out and bought your keyboard. You have an instrument to practice on. We're gonna get started with learning the names of the notes. If you've ever looked at a piano before you notice that you have a two group here. Three group here. Two Group three, Group two, Group three, Group two, Group three group etcetera, etcetera. I go away highway low. I'm just showing you this little middle range of the piano. So maybe on your piano. Just find the two group, Find a three grip, Feel free to play it to find another two group knows when you go that way you go to the right on on your piano. You go higher that way to the left. You're getting lower and lower and lower. Okay, We're gonna start by learning our first note and that's in the two groups. That we find our to group at the bottom of the two groups is not right here. It's called C. So we find her to group. Don't play it. There's not right here. It's called C. That's also see There's Alosi. So what I'd like you to do pauses video right now and find all the seas on your piano. Hopefully you've polished your video. You know where the seas are. Now let's look at the next out. Well, on the piano when we go up, remember, we're going this way. What happens in the alphabet? When we go up, we go from sea to De and the city. We're not gonna do the black notes. We're just gonna do the white notes here is R D. It's in the middle of the two groups. So here's our d. Here's another day. Here's another day. Lower that way. Higher that way. Do the same thing. Pause your video right now and find me all the DEETs on the piano and we're back. This is your C. This is your D. And this, of course, is your E. That's an E that's being the ease at the top of the two group. Right. Pause your video and find all your keys on the piano. Okay, we're back. We found the two group notes C, D and E. We're gonna have a little to note group quiz. I'm gonna play a note, and I want you to tell me what it is. And hopefully you answered D They won up here, and hopefully you answered. See? Finally, I moved back to this middle area and hopefully you answered. This is pretty simple. Most people get this real quick. Some of you may have already learned this a long time ago if you took piano. Ah, while back. Okay, well, here's the two group. This, of course, is the three group family. Can you guess what this note would be? Now remember, the piano just goes up the outfit. So this is C. D. E. This is therefore going to be You guessed it f. That's an Hopefully you can see. This isn't, if not sure if my video goes that high. All right. Pause that video. Find me some efs on the piano. We're back. Well, this is F. This of course, is going to be G. There's a There's a load down there again. What we do. Paul's that video. Find me Jurgis, and we're back. Here's G. Now. You think this would be a church? But if you've ever studied music before you have been inquire or band or orchestra or piano , you know that this is actually a eso. The music alphabet starts again at a F G 1/3 noting three group There's an A, of course, pause video. Find all the A's on your piano. Play them all. We're back in The final white note is be Find all your bees on the piano. Okay, we're back. We're gonna have a little three group quiz. We're just gonna stay in here playing it. On what? You tell me what it iss You should have answered a You should have answered f You should answer be. And you should have answered, G. Okay, now I'm gonna play any note here anyway. Key. Would you tell me what it is? It could be a to grip or three. Uh, you should have answered, G. Your answer should be e The answer should be f Your answer should be D. Okay, now some of you may already know this stuff. That's make him really easy to use. Some of you may be real fast if you're a visual learner. That's great. If not, just watch this video over and over again. But let me give you one warning. What? I see a lot of people do when they start office. We'll do this. We'll go. C D E F g. They'll constantly count up to find a note. Avoid doing that. Be able to look at it out. No, that's a seat that's in a That's a D, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. You may have to watch the video two or three times, but that's no big deal. Just kind of play a game with yourself. Just sit down. Piano. Name your white notes. If you want to go to order you can you go in reverse Order number, you know backwards enough. But see Bay A. Then you go to the end of music Alphabet. Really? This is not all that hard. There's 1234567 different white keys on the piano. It goes up and down alphabetically. Okay, so do this on a regular basis until you have a really, really good command of the keyboard. You can look at the notes and know exactly what they are, and then I'll see you in lesson. One day three 3. Lesson 1, Day 3: Okay, we're on lesson one day three and we're going to learn. Believe it or not, our very first song, Ode to Joy. You want tohave your pdf book or your word book out. And you wanna be on Day three assignment? Pretty self explanatory. And I talked about how we're gonna play Ode to Joy with the right hand. But first, I have to explain a few things here, of course, is my right hand. You know, this has the thumb. This is the pinky. This has the what is this? Ring finger, Middle finger index, Nick. But from now on, this is called your one 234 and five pretty self explanatory. This is number one. This is five. You fill in the blacks, okay. I'm also going to show you that I'm going to put my right hand in a certain position. Known has the sea position. I'm gonna put my one on sea. And by the way, this is the middle. See the sea in the middle of your piano. It will sound just like this. So about one here on C. My two is on de. My three is on me. My fours on f and my five is on G bunch up the hands. Don't extend the hands. One finger for every key notice. Also. Look, I'm not flat fingered. I'm not too curved either. I tell my young students is like, I'm scratching the key. So you're scratching the keys. You're not too far in. You're not too far out. Just like this. Nice and relaxed. Try that a few times to make sure your hands in position just like minus. You're right. Hands in position. That's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna ask you a question. I'm gonna call out a finger number, and I want you to play that the number. I'd like you to play his number two if you played this D with number two. You're right. I'd like you to play number four if you play this f right here. You're right. Number one. And of course you're playing your scene number five on your playing. Your Gino. One thing you're going to realize is that these fingers, these two, even this one to a point are a lot weaker. And this is gonna depend also if you're right handed or left handed if you're right handed these are gonna be a bit stronger than the fingers on your left hand. We're going to show you that in day four. We don't do a song in the left hand. Okay? But you're gonna get used to it. You're gonna These fingers are gonna strengthen. These weak fingers are gonna get stronger and stronger. Okay, Now, let me ask you this. Let's make sure we know the names of our notes were in this position. I'm gonna call it a note. I want you play it. Can you play me an E? If you played this with 1/3 finger, you're right. How about an F? That's right. And how about a C? Okay, now let's get to it. Let's play Ode to Joy with right hand. Hopefully, you're looking right up at your music couple. You've got your music somewhere up here on the music rack and notice. I'm not writing this out in music yet. We're a little too early for that. I'm just writing out the numbers and you see the numbers 33 for five on your sheet. That's the first part. So we're gonna play three. Another three, a four and a five play that all by yourself, if you can go for one more time. Three, three, four. And, of course, the notes you're playing r E E f g. Play that a few more times. Paul's if you need to. Let's look at the next port. It's 543 to now. Just think what direction you're going to go into that way. So that's down. You're going five on G four on a three oni and a two on days of down, Down, down, down. Okay, Paul's that play that if you like, you could play the whole line if you're getting this pretty easy. Free 345543 To And by the way, look at the whole song. Look at the numbers. This line of numbers. 33455432 Do you notice it's exactly the same online? Three of the song. I'll play the whole song later, you said to me. But sometimes songs repeat. This is a very common it's of the introductory songs they keep repeating. But now let's look at the second line. The first number is one. Next numbers one. Then it's a two. Then it's a three or it's a C. You see a D and an E. Tried that a few times. Paul's if you need to. And the last part of Line two is three. And then to and then to for a Let me do that whole line for you. 112332 By the way, don't worry about how fast or how slow you're going. That's not important right now. Would you want to do this gradually, Step by step by step. Okay. From the beginning, let's go from the beginning. All the way to the end of that second line. Here's the next line. You've already done this. 33455432 You already know this. Now we're on the final line. Look, it's kind of similar to 112 free. We already know this. Now. The last part is this to 11 or D c. Okay. Keep practicing every single line or put it all together against some of your gonna get this real fast. You've had piano before. Some of you. Maybe not. I'm gonna do the whole song this time. I'm gonna call out the names of the letter notes. Not just the numbers. Here we go. E f g g f e Next line C c T e next line. Say this first line E f g g f e the next line. Okay, this point, I would do this several times just with your right hand. If you can try to get memorized or try to have it so that you can take away the finger numbers, you could take away that sheet of paper. You can play it by just looking totally at your hands. It's kind of hard to look at this video and look at the sheet music. Well, in this case, just the numbers and be able to place to try to get this in as much in your head as possible. I'll see you on Day four. We're gonna look at a song for the left hand. 4. Lesson 1, Day 4: Okay, here we are in a lesson one day four. And now, as you can see, I've got my left hand up here for you. We're gonna learn song to play in the left hand. Big question is, where do we put our left? And now this. See up here That your middle c That's where your right hand waas So now we're gonna put our left hand in the same kind of position, but it's one octave lower when you go from sea to sea, that's called an octave. So here, this time I have my five on C for Andi three Anni to own F and the one on G. Because, remember, the one is always your thumb. Let's do a little quiz. I'm gonna call out a number of when you play it. The numbers, too. Numbers for number five, the number three booth numbers. What should be a lot easier now that you've done the right hand. Now let's call it the notes. The notes look the same. But now remember, we've got different fingers playing the same notes. For example, See, you're gonna play with your pinkie or five. Now, if you're right handed, this is a very, very, very weak finger. Gonna take some use to getting playing just with this finger. You may play accidentally some of the other fingers try to avoid that. The strength will build up over time. The F to E three, the d four and the one is G. Uh, okay, hopefully you have your hand down. You have your book out and we talked about the music to our Ali. I also noticed Love me, Tender Going to do the first line. Let's try one entire line five to free to 141 Do it one more time. Five to 32141 Let's do it. Calling out the notes scene F E f g one more time. See, but look at the next line to free 432 four Time 23432 Let's do it with the names of the notes F e me one more time f e being And now look what happens The next line. 5 to 3 to one for one. You've done that before, haven't you? Same thing for the line after that. 23432 So, really, this whole song is just the same two lines repeated. All right, I'm gonna do the whole song for you all the way through. I think this one, you'll get a lot quicker because there's a lot less variety all the way through way. Okay, again. Has you hopefully did with your last song try to memorize it. So you're not looking at this screen and it sheet music and down and your hands that can be really overwhelming. Trying to memorize some of this. Take the screen away. Just look be with you, your piano and the music, and then take the music way. You can totally look down at your hands. All right? And then watch the next assignment, Day five, where we're gonna understand the basic concept of treble clef bass clef notes and measures . 5. Lesson 1, Day 5: and here we are in less than five. We're gonna be learning about some basic amusing reading terms. I just want to show you what we're using here. What you see on screen is part of a program I used to write music called Finale and we're gonna be using this program whenever we do our music theory, music, reading components of the class. We're going to start reading music next week. We're on alert. Start learning the names of our notes in both the trouble and the bass clef. So I want to just introduce you to some basic terms here. First of all, you see over here this is the trouble clef. You see, I'm putting in my mouse over it. It says trouble, Cliff Right here. You say that you see that this is called the bass clef and noticed that the trouble clef is the above the base cliff. This is very, very common in piano music to have the trouble above the base. Just think about this. When you're sitting at the piano. When you sit at the piano, your right hand is above your left hand. Obviously the right hand can play the higher notes, the bass clef can more easily reach the lower notes. I'm sure most of you have had stereos before. You know that the trouble. Adjust the higher frequencies and the base adjust lower frequencies. So everything you see in here, you see, these are all called notes. He's gonna be played by the right hand, which is in the trouble. Chlef. These notes down here are going to be played by the left hand in a bass clef. Okay, I'm sure all of you have pretty much seen notes before we're Don't worry right now about what the names of these notes are or how you play. This is just a little sample song I put together. Now one last concepto learn about music reading. This is Measure one measure to measure three and measure for you see these little lines here? There's a line. There's a line. There's a line. There's a line These lines divide up any song, any piece of music into small little components. There are many reasons for this. Probably the best reason would be that it makes it easy for musicians to rehearse music together. If you were gonna play a really, really really long piece of music with several musicians, you may say, Hey, let's start measure 20. Let's make it. May be starting Measure 30. There are other reasons for measures. We're gonna show those a little bit later, but just for now, just know how to count measures. This is one measure to measure three. Measure for all of these things down here or cold notes these air notes up here. This is the trouble, Cliff here. This is the bass clef here. Okay, this is the shortest assignment you're going to get. Most of our music reading assignments after this first lesson are going to be a little bit longer. So what I would do on this day is just kind of learned what we've learned here and then go back and maybe play some of your songs in the right hand, play your song in the left hand and really, really, really get to know those five notes. We've learned the see the D, e, f and G. This concludes less and five of five of the first. Well, actually, less than five of the first sequence. Basically, you're gonna be getting lesson two part one in a few days, depending on when you re receiving these lessons. Thank you. 6. Lesson 2, Day 1: Okay, students, welcome to lessen to day one. In our last set of lessons, we learned about playing songs using your finger numbers. You know, you've got your one for your see your two for your D or three for E four for F and five Fergie. And then you put your song in your seat position and I just tell you much numbers and then you play. That's not a bad way to start off with music, but eventually, when we want to get to the point or we can actually learn to read some music. Okay, so in this lesson, we're gonna be talking about reading music into trouble. Cleft. Remember that this upper clef right here is the trouble. Chlef. And we're going to learn about the line notes. And so, space notes We're gonna learn what? The C, the d, the e, the F and the G looks like in terms of music. Okay, let's get her text box here. And I was like, There we go took a sick. Okay, this note right here is called C. This is called E, and this is called G. Now look at how logical this is. C is right here. It skips up. You see how the notes were going up, t E. And then it skips up to G and notice. I call these line notes because there's a line intersecting the sea. There's a line intersecting the E and there's a line intersecting the G. Let's look at these notes over here. I'm gonna call the space notes because look, there's no I'm line intersecting then they're kind of sitting on a little space. Okay, so I'm gonna call this one de and this one's called F and again look at how logical this is . This is D up. Here is it is F. So here. See, here's D Here's E here's f and at the top is G and those were the C's D's ease efs Angie's that you've been playing in your last song. You may not know how to read music. You may not know that you were playing those specific ones and these air in the trouble clef usually written in the trouble, cleft. Now, that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna do a little exercise on these notes. We're gonna figure out together what these notes are, and then look at what you got. This song is called Lightly Row. It's your song for Day two. We're gonna figure out the notes together and then I'd like you to try to play this song on this day just maybe go and this is in your hand out. You can print this song up and just maybe write the notes in, Go to the piano, try to play this song. Notice This song is 12345678 Measures long. Okay, but let's go back here. Let's kind of review some of these notes to see if we can figure out these notes together. Okay, this is an e notice. It's on a line, right? And it looks just like that either. And now you may say, Well, this one's filled in. This one looks black. This one looks open. It doesn't matter. That refers to how long we hold a note down. We're going to get into rhythm pretty soon, but right now we're just getting to note reading. So this is E. This is another line note. This one's G Oh, here's a space note. It's the lower of the two, It's D, and this is Yeah. What do you think this one is? This is See, What do you think this one is? If you said f you are right. And again, if I'm going to go too fast, feel free to pauses and review. This is the same note. So this is also gonna be you guessed it f And then one above f is gonna be G Then one below G is going to be f And now think Let's go backwards in the alphabet one below f is gonna be And then one below is going to be de Okay. All right. So just review this for a second. And now let's look at the actual song We're gonna learn. Let me get my text box going there. We dio gonna write in all these notes. Now let's think about it. This is a lie. Note. It's the top one. Yes, it is. G. It is also a line note. Don't forget, the second highest line note is E. And then there's another e. And again, we're not gonna worry about this one being filled in this one gonna being open. But this is an F. And this is Ah de yes, That's right. This is a D. This one right here is see And then we're going to go straight up. See, De, then we keep going up to E. We keep going up to f. No. So we just go straight of the alphabet. We just go straight up the piano C d e f. And we hit our high point G and then another g and then another g. Okay, let's look at this measure here. This is the same thing. Is this So this is G That's E. And that's he And we've had this measure before. This is F. This is D, and this is also D. And finally, that brings us to our last two measures. This is C. We skipped up, knows how we're going up right here, E. And this skips up even war to G. Then we have another G and then we end on a line note and we're on C. So that's what we're gonna do. You're gonna go to your handouts. You're gonna look at your song and try to play this in the right hand. You remember where to put your right hand? It's in that sea position. We're gonna go back to that seat position, play this song on the next day, I'm gonna play this song for you, and you're gonna have some practice tips and really make sure that you're playing it right . Okay. Thanks. And I'll see you in the next lesson. 7. Lesson 2, Day 2: Hello, students, World lesson to day too. We're gonna be talking about the song lightly. Row, Hopefully you reviewed the first video in this series and you wrote in the names of the notes. Maybe you even tried to play the song. If not, we're gonna go through how to play the song in great detail. Here's my right hand Obviously I'm in the sea position Remember the position you played Ode to Joy in In the last song Your one is on See your twos on D three on E four on F and five hungy. Okay. And I would urge you toe have the music in front of you when you play this songs have the music up on your music rack Don't just try to watch the video and do has I do but read the music Hopefully you've got a lot of the notes. If not maybe all of the notes written in I'm gonna play the entire song for you. Okay, lets go section by section Let's talk about the 1st 2 measures We start on G way Go to e and another eat next measure We start enough and then we go to a deep energy. It's gonna be a few difficulties. First of all, if you're not right handed, this is a real weak finger for you. Even if you are right handed, it's still pretty weak. So Jean week finger it skips down to E on and then another. You start in F you skipped down today. Skipping means you just skip over something. So it's difficult trivia f I'm going from G Teoh. OK, do just his 1st 2 measures. G E a f D. Okay, one more time. All right, let's look at the next port. We start on C C E G g g One more time. See d e f g g g. Then that is the pattern here. I'm just going straight up C D E f. And then I repeat, two more G's fairly easy. Just going straight on a All right, Let's look at the next port measure five and six. I don't think I need to go over. This is the same thing you just did. You just done this on the first line. So let's look at the last two measures. Here we are starting on C c E g g. Then back down to see one more time. See, e g jeans. Soon as we're skipping, Skip, Skip, Skip, repeat its get way down to see. Okay, if you're totally new to piano, I would just try Maybe two measures at a time. You could do G f d d. Just learned that part. Then there learned the next part, etcetera, etcetera. You've had some piano before. Maybe some music for this might be easier for you. That's what I'm gonna do Before we leave this video. I'm gonna play the whole song, and I'm gonna call out the notes. Because at this point, if you're new to piano, you've just barely learned these notes. And if you're new to music reading, you just learned how to read music. So I know this is gonna be hard, so I'm gonna call out every single note. Then I'm gonna play the song all the way through, call out the finger numbers, but here we are calling out and it's gonna go real slow. G E f de c g g g g e f e d. See e g g. See. All right. Still going? So I'm gonna call out the finger numbers five, 33 4 to 2. 1234555 533 4 To 2. 1355 One could be practicing this song if you can Maybe try to get it memorized, but definitely read the music first. Okay, I'll see you in a couple of videos when we're gonna talk about the first left hand song with music. 8. Lesson 2, Day 3: Hello, students. And welcome to lessen, too. Day Three, where we're gonna be learning the notes in the left hand or the bass clef. You're gonna find that some of this kind of works the same way as we did in the right hander trouble. Cliff is just going to be a just slightly different. So let's go ahead and get started. Has with the trouble. Cliff. You see that we have space notes and we have Linus. And remember, this is the bass clef. It's down here. And let's refresh ourselves on the reason for that. The base is the lower frequencies or the lower notes. You probably know this if you've owned a stereo before and so we're gonna play the lower notes with her left hand because when we sit down at the piano, the left hand Kenmore easily reach bottom notes of the piano. So let's get started learning our space notes. Here, let me get myself a text box. We're gonna learn these notes and writing these notes, and there we go. Okay, this is our 1st 1 It's on a space. It's called C, and this is a C. You've been playing in your left hand in your last lesson. You played it with finger number five. We skip up to e. Played this before with finger number three, and we played this with G. And don't forget we put our left hand lower than our right hand. Remember how I explain that to you in the last few videos that you put your left hand lower and after this video, you're going to see a video? Excuse me on this song that's going to show how the left hand plays this song. But before, let's get make sure we just start learning these notes or we're gonna have our c r e RG. All in space is just like in the right hand. You had to see the E in the genome lines. Now you've got him out spaces. Alice, look at the line notes. This time the D and the F Well, they're online, so this is kind of how it's. It's similar to the right hand, but it's kind of the opposite. Now let's go to this some notes here. Let's look back on our work. Remember, it doesn't matter if the notes air filled in like this one or open like this one doesn't matter at all. So this is the same as this. When it's on a space, it's on the highest base. So this is our G. We go right down to F. This is our e. This is our D is R C. We skipped up to e notice. There's a skip there. There's a line in between these two notes. You see that? And then in the middle is D and then in the middle is de groups. It wouldn't let me write that one, but know that that one is d right there. Okay, Now let's look at your actual song. This is your song. It is Addazio from the New World Symphony by divorce. Jacques, this is coming Excerpt from a classical piece of music and this is going to be our first classical song. And our first left hand song we're gonna do by right, actually reading the notes. Okay, so let's see if we can remember those notes and I'll do my text box here. Okay. What do you think this first note is? So in the middle of the space notes, it is E if that's what you guessed and to above e is G and another G Let's look back up here if you need some refreshment, see, E g D and F. Okay, lets go back down and let's keep going. This is back to an E knows we're going straight down. I should make a point here that sometimes we read music and we just want to remember what the notes are. But sometimes we want to read music and think what direction we're going. So here we're going straight down. So from e two d to see and look we go right back up Look how this goes up from sea to you guessed it d straight up One more time to e than it goes up Skips up to g e Finally we land . Don't d Now guess what? Look at this measure over here. This is the same thing. Is the first measure of the song E We stepped up to G. We skip up to G. They were back down to e and we go straight down just like we did before D land on sea and final two measures. Let's get a text box going here. Ugo, You guessed it. This notice d go straight up to E. It goes back down to D get lower to see and lower or stays on the same day. I'm sorry to see. Okay, so we're gonna do the same thing we did with a right hand. We're gonna try to learn to play this song. You've got the the sheet music in your handouts. You can print out the sheet music right in the notes and try to play this. Remember, with your left hand in the bass clef. And in the next lesson, I'm going to do a video review of this song and show you how this song goes and give you some practice tip. Okay, Thanks. Bye. 9. Lesson2, Day 4: Okay, here we are in less than two day four hobbies. Like got my left hand, and we're going to be doing the song Addazio from the New World Symphony. It's our first classical piece Now remember the position, Remember, this is middle C up here. This is the sea below it. So I got my left hand five on C for Andi. Three honey to enough. One of you have got my nice little bridge going. I'm relaxed, I'm curved but not to curb. I'm not flat. I'm not too far in. I'm not too far back. Okay, I'm gonna play for you this entire song. Uh huh. One warning about this song. If you are not left handed, this is gonna be kind of hard because you're using these three fingers, which I've already said are very, very, very weak fingers for you. It's gonna take a while to get used to this. Just keep him curved. Keep doing this and it will be okay. Let's look at the 1st 2 measures. We start on E on three. Honey way, Step up to G. Just like in that other song. And lightly row We skipped down here. We skip up way. Repeat that we skip back down to eat on. We go straight down. Let's do this one more time. Skip back down to E E D. C. I'll do this calling out finger numbers 311 three Let's look at this next part D E G then skipped back down to E g and then to d Here's a column with steak. Some people think because we're going up, we're gonna go straight up. Don't do this. There's no f in this part. Just e g backed out E who d one more time be do with finger numbers for 313 Okay, let's look at the next port. It starts off just like the first part a j b D. C You already know that part. We go to D again and again, But then we start going down back to D. Don't see on one Morsi Let me show you that D C D c. Do you finger numbers for 3455 Okay, make sure you've got the right notes written on your sheet music. Make any corrections. As you learned this song, I would do what you did in lightly wrote. Take two measures at a time with next to measures. Who? Who, sure, that gets down in the next two measures you already know. So before I leave this video, I'm going to do the entire song, calling out the names of notes and then the entire song calling out the finger numbers because it's really reinforces air learning about notes and about finger numbers. Here we go, being days, a gene gene being mean seeing see, Hold that last little bit longer. And the next lesson we're gonna get to how long you should hold notes. Great. The entire song all the way through stating the numbers. I mean, I'm sorry. 3113454313 311 free for five for 345 Find again. The hardest part is going to be if you're not left left handed. If you're right handed person, you're trying to play this. There's gonna be a lot easier because you're gonna be using fingers you have never used before in such a matter. All right. See, in the next video 10. Lesson 2, Day 5: Okay, guys, at this point, you may be wondering why, but the camera is not on the piano's out of my hands. It's basically just looking at the top of my keyboard. Well, the reason is we're gonna learn to play Jingle Bells by year. That means you're not gonna have sheet music to look at. You're not going to look at a video of my hands playing it. You're gonna be able to figure it out by ear. If you look on your book under day five, I talk about this and then you see four lines. The 1st 1 starts with E. The second would starts with the the 3rd 1 starts with F, and the 4th 1 starts with E. And then you see these little blacks after the letter. Well, in the blanks, you're gonna fill in the names of the notes after those blacks. Okay, I'd get your right hand in your seat position. Okay? You were one is on. See your to Andi three Anni four on F and 500. You don't need to move the right handle. You don't need to use left hand at all. Just right hand can do the whole thing. I'm gonna play this whole thing, and then I'm going to go through and kind of give you some hints line by line, do your best, trying to figure this out. All the answers are given in the next lesson. Okay, here we go. At the very beginning. Starting on E. Here's the next line. Third line starting on F fourth line. Certain money. Okay, now let's break this down in music. You could do three different things, go up, go down or stayed the same. So when I play this line by line, think, Am I going up? Going down? Am I doing the same? Here's the first line. I'm gonna play all six notes. I'm starting When he one more time. The first line. You may want to pause this video. Try to figure this out. Remember, I could go up, down or stay the same. I'll let you pause this. Okay, next, Here's we are here on line two. I'm starting on me again. Number. I could go up, down or stay the same sister on e. Here's next. Here's next. Think about what I meant about going up and down or staying the same or more times. Second line. Starting with me. Okay. Remember, you don't take your right hand out of that seat. Position all the notes in the song or either C D e f or G K. Paul's for a second. Try to figure out that second line. Okay, we're back. We're on the third line. Count how many of a certain note we have? That's a strong hit. We're starting on F one more time. You could pause the video. Try to figure that one out. And here we are in the final line. We're starting on E. This one probably is the hardest. Start me one more time. Okay? Paul's try to figure that line out, all right? I would try to play this through a few times. And you've heard this song before. Something sounds a little bit different. Go back and listen to the video before we exit this video. Do the whole thing one more time. Starting at the beginning. Second life, third line, final line. Okay, that's about half the song of Jingle Bells and you're gonna get your answers and finish out the song in the next lesson. 11. Lesson 3, Day 1: Hello, students, and welcome to lessen three day one in this lesson. And throughout this week, we're gonna have to new big challenges. First of all, we're going to start learning about rhythm and counting. And second of all, we're going to start learning how to put our right hand and our left hand together at the same time. So let's get started with this lesson entitled Understanding, Rhythm and Time signatures. I want to show you something right here. Notice that you have four measures here. 123 four. In this measure, you have whole notes. Now look at this. That note, right, there is just one big round circle. Okay, One big round circle. That note is one big round circle. That note is called a whole note, but it gets four counts or four beats. Now let's look over here and look at this measure. These notes are called half notes noticed. They have a round circle that's open. They have this thing called the stem on it. There's a stem. There's a stem. These go down the's stems go down here. Each one of these notes are called half notes and they get two counts each. So one to here. Two counts air. Okay. And here, in this measure, we have what are called quarter notes. Notice that these notes are filled in their dark. They have a stem on it and they each get one count or one be okay. So to review whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. And finally, in this measure, you have a mix of notes. You have 1/2 note in both the right with the trouble Cliff and the bass clef. The right hand in left can. This has two counts, and these two each get one counts. Now, you may be wondering, Okay, what is a time signature? What is this 44 thing over here? You've probably seen this in some of your previous songs. What this means is that every single measure adds up to four counts, and you see, this is true in each measure. So here's four counts. This is two plus two. That equals to four counts. This is one plus one plus one plus one. It all adds up to four. This is two plus one plus one. It all adds up to four later. We're gonna learn some other time signatures. Besides, 44 we're also gonna learn some other rhythmic values besides whole note half known quarter note. But for now, we're just gonna deal with the four count note the to count note the one count note, the whole the half and the quarter. Okay, Now we're gonna have a little test over some of this stuff, so if you need to go back Review. But let's look at this. Going to scroll down here and let me get my text box going, okay? What we're gonna do is we're gonna name the note, and we're gonna tell the number of counts. So let's look at this 1st 1 here. We're nowhere in the trouble clip. Do you know what this note is? And how many counts it gets? I'll let you pause if you want to think about it. Okay. If not the name of this notice, See? And it's 1/2 note, which gets two counts. Okay, let's go on down to here. Here. We're still in the trouble class, so this is See, this one is gonna be right above it. So it is D if that's what you think. And its court note only getting one count. Okay, gonna go over here now. We're in the base, Cliff. We're in the left hand. What do you think this note is? Feel free to pause has before. If you guessed gur right. And this is the four count note. And finally, we've got two of the same notes here. Give you a second to think about it. If you guessed you're exactly right, This is e. And this is also an eats on the same space. And both of these get two counts. They're both half notes. And just think about the basic math of this. We're calling them hold notes, half notes and quarter notes. Well, the whole notes 4/2 of four would be. What will that be? Two 1/4 of four would be what would be one. So that's kind of why they call it a whole note, but it's actually four counts. They call it 1/2 note, but it's actually two counts. They call it a court note, but it's actually one count. Okay, Now, let's do one last little test here and again. Feel free to slow down or feel free to pause. Now look at what you've got here, you're gonna have to figure out notes in not just one hand, but both hands. Look at this. Up in the trouble. Chlef give you a second to guess this is seeing the trouble. Chlef Cain In this measure, this is G in the trouble, Cliff followed by another gene, this is G. You're going down to f. You're going down to E. You're going down to D and you're have another d and you go up to e. So that's what's going on in the trouble. Clap right there and to review this run right here. This sea is four counts. This is G is two counts. Two counts. One count, one count, one count one count two counts here, two counts here. Okay, Now, when you have a note in the trouble cliff right above a note in the base class, that means they're going to be played at the same time. And in their next lesson, we're gonna look at some songs where you're playing both hands at once, and we're gonna video review all those. Let's now figure out the notes that are in the bass clef Here is open a protects box Here we go. So guess what This is G if that's what you guessed. This is also a G. What is this all the way down here? If you guessed c, you are right. If you guess d you are right on this one and back up to hear if you guessed G, you're right. And then if you guess g, you're also right on this, Okay? So go back and review this video. Think, start thinking about counting. You may wonder. Well, how am I supposed to count when I play? I'm gonna talk about that in the next video. So in less than two, we're going to be looking at another song. And I'm sorry all day, too. We're gonna be looking another song, and they were gonna learn some other stuff this week. Okay. Thanks. I'll see you in, um, Day two 12. Lesson 3, Day 2: que lo students around less than three day, too. And we're gonna look a good King Wenceslas. This is the first piece we've ever done with both the right hand in the left hand. Let's look at the right hand first. Hopefully, you've already written the notes in. Now I'm going to go over the notes and right hand measure by measure. My right hand's up here. C d E f g. You're familiar with this seat Position. Let's get started. F F uh, G. That should be your first measure here. Second measure F see Next measure D See de e. Final measure? Yeah, and another f I'm gonna do all four measures right now. Yeah, that g f f c d e d e f That is what you should have. If you haven't tried to play it, then go ahead. Try to play with your right hand When every we we want to put both hands together, you into the right hand a few times and then the left hand a few times and then together. So let's get our left hand up here. Okay? Same position. C d E f g 12345 much simpler and left hand. We're just doing whole notes throughout the whole measure. Here we go. Here's first measure should be an f next measure should be a C. The next measure should be a D. And the fourth measure should be an F. Uh, Okay, One more time. Uh uh Uh. Okay. Let's get both our hands in position. Hopefully, you played the right hand. You play the left hand. It's time to put it together. I'm going to go real slow through the whole song. Okay? Here's some things to think about when you put it together. First, think about which two news come together. For example, the first measure of the F and the F comes together. Just play this Teoh. Maybe do that a few more times one more time. The reason I have you do this is because this is probably the first time aside for maybe typing on a keyboard where you've really had to have both hands being played at at the same time. And that can be difficult. OK, now, let's look at second measure of the F comes with the sea, right? So just play the issue one more time next measure, the D comes with the D. And then the last measure of the F comes with the African. You really want to make sure they hit exactly at the same time? That's another good point. Final point I'd like to make is this. When people far start putting their hands together, what they sometimes do is this they let the left hand go. Did you see what I did? I didn't hold the left hand for an entire whole beat. I didn't hear. Hold it for four beats because of hold, it will get four counts. I didn't give it its full value. So don't forget to give the left hand its full value has such okay, So one more time and then be practicing on this on your own. Okay, Good seeing the next lesson. 13. Lesson 3, Day 3: okay. Students were on lesson three day three, and we're going to talk about something totally new here. Previously, we've talked about how to re notes in the right hand, how to read notes in the left hand measures trouble, cleft bass clef. We've done a little bit of your training, but now we're gonna go talk about something called music theory. Specifically cord theory. I want to play you something. This is called a C major chord one more time. Just listen to this. Now what does this thing actually do? What does the C major court do? Well, if you've ever been in a choir before a band before orchestra before or if you've ever heard any of those things or any sort of singing group, you'll notice that some people in that group are playing the melody to song like, you know, we just played a melody here. That's the melody. That's the part you sing okay or this for this. Those are all melodies. That's the tune you sing The cord can back up or support the melody the court is usually referred to has the harmony of the song, not the melody The Harmony plays a supporting role, but a very important role. And we're gonna be getting into some chords, has we are progressing this class. You're gonna have a basic knowledge of what chords function has and how they work, and you're gonna know some courts. So let me go back to this C major chord. Now notice. We're calling it three things. It's the sea major and cord. Why see? We'll look at the bottom note and then you have a E. And then you have a G The foundation of the cord is this See? Okay. Another thing to notice is that when you play court, this is not always sort of usually treat you skipped out. So you go from seeing up Teoh up to G Skip. Skip skip. Okay, so that's the sea part. Now, why is it called major? Well, basically, there's different types, of course, just like there's different types of notes. There's different types of rhythms. Major chords usually sound majestic or happy. Listen to this. Hopefully when I played that, you get kind of a positive, happy, upbeat vibe. I'm gonna play some other types. Of course, I'm not going to tell you what these are. But here's some other types, of course. Here's another court that didn't sound happy, now, does it? What about this court that didn't sound happy either? So basically, each court has a different kind off mood. So this one has a more happy, more majestic moved to it. So that's the major port. The final word in C major court is of course, court, and I've hinted at this before. The court is not a melody. A melody is one note after another. Note after another note. A cord is a group of notes. Specifically, a court has to have 123 notes. It can have mawr. There are some courts like this that has 1234 knows. But this C major chord has three different notes. By the way, if I add to see to it, okay, I'm just adding the same note to it. If I add any other note besides CE or G, I'm playing some other kind of court. Okay, those of you who've had guitar, you may have heard of the term power cord. That's a power cord. To notes. That's a power cord that's not really accord. If it's less than three different notes. It's called an interval. That's a completely diverse subject. That's something we'll get into later. But we're just talking about courts here, so the C major chord will always have a least these three notes If you want to, you could be ambitious. Add another. No. Is it more fullness? Okay, one more thing before we go, just play this a few times. You can play with your left 53 and one or hey, guess what do you play with your right hand? 1135 and try to play it. Usually, chords are played end in the left hand because they're supporting the melody, which is played by the right hand. That's not always the case. That's usually the case. But before I go, let me know let you know something. This C major court here, it doesn't have to have see on the bottom. You can also put E on the bottom place E g, and see. You could also put G on the bottom and play See and e. Those are two different versions. In theory, that's called inversions. But now just be confident with playing this C major chord has one big block seeing the next lesson 14. Lesson 3, Day 4: Okay, here we are. Students looking at less and three Day four and Rome that favorite Children's song Mary had a little lamb has with good King Wenceslas. I hope you went through Mark the notes. If not, I'm going to review them. Let's get my right hand up here and I'm gonna call it all the notes from less from measure one to measure for here. We're starting on E d c e a a de de de e g g one more time. The 1st 4 measures, this is the top line. If you're looking at the music a c d e a de de e g g Okay, let's look at the last four measures were starting in measure five. This is the second line E D c d. Next measure E a a second from last measure d d E d C. One more time. The last four measures a c e d d e d And then to see Okay, so go through your right hand, learn your right hand 1st 1 thing to notice is that measure five and six are pretty much the same. Thing Is one of two of six is a little bit different then measure to because it's got four ease measure to has three ease, but really not a whole lot of difference. And one thing to remember, you never play the F in the right hand. It's just c e n g. Okay, so get that right hand down, positivity, if you need to. Now let's get our left hand up here again. We've got a whole notes in the left hand just like we did in good King Wenceslas. Gonna play starting from beginning. Here it is. See another scene? A G back to see Measure five, C. Measure six z Measure seven Jean Measure eight a c Far simpler left hand and right hand because noticed the second line of left hand is exactly the same. Has first. Okay, one more time. Left hand. I'll just do four measures since they're both lines are the same. See? See G See. Okay, you've got both hands down at this point. Hopefully not just review and repeat. Let's put this together. Here's first line way switch, left hand. We switched left hand again One more time. The first line with look at next line, just like before eso is this one? Accepted has one. Maury here are next. Last measure changed a G and left hand back down to see here it is measured five to the O. Okay, I'm gonna do the whole Mary had a little lamb song. Both hands. Okay, So you've played now two songs with both hands. That's what we're gonna do from now on. Except for the air, songs were just gonna do those with just one hand but be able to play both these songs to do them over and over and over again. I know there's gonna be hard for some of those of you who have never, ever had piano before. This is gonna be difficult, but you will get the hang of it. Remember, You know this song well, and you'll know if you've made a mistake. 15. Lesson 3, Day 5: Hello students. It's lesson three day five and we're gonna check up on Jingle Bells. You've got this in your work. You got the correct notes to Jingle Bells Let's review and said, Let's see if you got right Here is the first part that you should have figured out Okay, that's what I played. So the first time was just e e it all say the same thing. Next line egos up to G. Then c d next part f f f f f e next part e. Okay, now I see in my book Let's look at the second half and you see the answers right there. The reason I gave you the answers is because it's the same thing. So the next part e g c d e f f f f f e And now we're on the last line of the song. The first known as you can see is E. And then there's several blacks. I'm gonna play it real slow one more time. Starting on e So notice I start on me. That's the second note. Now what direction do I go here, Then I go this direction. Okay. See if you can figure out that last line. Remember, in music, you can either go up, go down or stay the same. Also, remember all of the notes in this song or either gonna B, C, D e f or G. You'll get the answer in the next Listen, don't cheat and look ahead. 16. Lesson 4, Day 1: Hello there, students, and welcome to lessen for day one. In this lesson, we're gonna be understanding ties, dotted, half notes and pick up measures. And this whole week, we're gonna focus on one main song. Aside from the ear song, we're going to focus on the song Oh, when the saints go marching in So let's get started. First of all, let's look over here. Okay, this says 44 meaning there would be four beats in every single measure. However there is with has, with all rules an exception to the rule official notice there's only one to three notes in that measure. This measure right here is called a pick up measure. And here's the rules of pickup measures. First of all, they can have less than the number of counts required by the key signature. In other words, in this case, it can have less than four, but it can't have more than four counts. Okay, so you could have a pickup measuring 44 with three counts or two counts or one counts or half account, but you can't have a pickup measure with five counts, okay? And the second rule is pick up measures always happen at the very beginning. It's not like in the middle you could have some sort of pickup measure. Okay, Second thing we're gonna look at Look right here where it says Tie connects the notes and gets five counts. This note right here is a G, and you can see it's byline connected to another G. This G gets four counts. This Gov her gets one count. Four plus one is, of course, five. And that's what ties do. These lines connect the same notes. They cannot connect different notes that can only connect the same notes. And what that means is, when you play this song, you're gonna hold this note down for five counts. So 1234 and then five. And of course, a lot of this is because it remember. Every single measure can only hold except for the pickup measure. Four counts. So if you wanna have notes that go longer than four, then you have to stretch it out into the next measure. And that's what ties do. A tie can connect more than one note. You could have a whole bunch of G's connected together after measure after measure after measure, so the role with ties is very simple. You just add the notes together and you remember that you don't hit the note again. And when I show you in the next couple of videos on how to play, Oh, when the saints go marching in, you're going to see how this works. Final concept Before we do a little exercise here, look over here. The dotted half note the dotted half note. Look at this right here. Looks like 1/2 note. However. This dotted half note gets three counts. Notice that little dot that's on the side of it. What the dot does is it takes half the value and adds half the value. I'll put this in the notes, so you can really understand this. So think 1/2 notice. Two counts, right? What's half of to one? What is two plus one? Three. So this is our first dotted note we're gonna look at so knowses his three counts three plus one equals four in this four measures. All right, let's see. Let's test our knowledge of this again. You can always go back and review. Let's make sure we understand the concepts of pickup measures the concepts of tying and the concept of the dotted half. So in this bottom section here, we're gonna name the notes and accounts. Let me get a text box going Pail extended all the way here. Oops. There we go. There's one. What is the name of this note? You can pause if you'd like. This note is called G Something, right? G and the idea have any accounts? It is six counts, if that's what you determine. Yes, this is six counts because this is for and this is to. Now let's look at these notes over here. This is kind of simple. This one is in trouble. Cleft. Don't forget trouble club. This is D and this is to count. And if you guessed e three counts, you're right on this. Now let's look down into this left hand. No. Do you know what this note is? It is C and the number of counts three. Because this is a dotted half notes one of our new note values. Let's do one more line of exercises. Did some stuff here. Text box going. This is G. How many counts? Three is one of our dotted notes Now, what about this, G? I notice you've got the reverse of what you had above. You've got the quarter tied to a whole. This is still one plus four equals five counts. And it's G so well, right, G and five counts. Final test here. This note is called E. That's what you guessed. And let's add up the count's This is four and this is four. Four plus four is eight. So if you were really playing this song, you would hold this note down for a accounts. Okay, Feel free to review this in the next lesson, we're gonna look at it learning a when the saints go marching in. 17. Lesson 4, Day 2: Okay. Welcome to a lesson for its day to We're gonna learn another court. Remember R C court from the last lesson. See, Jean, don't forget. Here's the middle C. Here's records are being played. See e and G 53 and one. Murray, I talked about how there's different versions of Accord. You got the GC version at the G. C. Well, there's the court we're gonna learn today, but we're gonna learn a version of it. We're not going to learn the regular G chord. The regular G chord is G B Indeed. The problem is, if we put play that regular version we have to go from seeing away down to here. But we're not gonna do this. This is what we're gonna do to player G chord. We're going to start on B and you just try that you're very close to where you were before with the C Chord five on being three on D and one on G. Okay, so we go from the Psi Corps to the G chord. That's what's gonna happen when we play our song this week. Oh, when the saints go marching and we're gonna go from here, Teoh we just do that a few times. You do this along with me. If you can avoid the temptation. See this thumb glue this then will not literally but have this thumb on G. Only two things changed. The three moves over to here on Pinky. The five moves to here. So feel this motion, er feel this motion on and fill your one finger staying staying upon that G. It does not. So what I'd like you to do is on this day get to the point where your right hand can go from here to this inversion of the record way. By the way, both these cords are major chords. They sound pretty happy, don't they? Okay, all right. Keep working on that. And I'll see in the next day when we're going to talk about playing. Oh, when the saints go marching in 18. Lesson 4, Day 3: Okay, here we are on lesson four, Day three and we're gonna talk about the right hand to your song. Oh, win the saints Now hopefully you've gone through marked all the notes You know all the note names. Hopefully, you understand the ties in this song. You also understand the dotted notes. You have a basic grasp of counting this song. Maybe you've even tried to play it. I'm gonna go through the song of the right hand real slow. We're gonna talk about the county, and, as usual, we are in this sea position. C d E Death g Gonna play the entire song from very beginning. See if you've got the right notes first. Uh, - okay . Now I'm gonna go through a number to call out every single note and again check your work. So beginning C e f g. Then it's tied of over to another G. So I don't hit that g again. C e f g. And this one's tied over like before. Another C t f A. See a and we have another tie. Here's next part of the song. G g g f e f g a de de See. Okay, make sure that's what your song sounds like. And don't forget those ties we talked about in the day one video ties connect to of the exact same note. All right, we've got the basic playing of this down. You've checked your notes. Now, let's talk about counting. I'm going to count every single note. If we see 1/4 note, I'm gonna call it. I'm just gonna call out one. If it's a whole note tied to 1/4 I'm gonna go to five. Because four plus one is five. And then the dotted half will be three and the half note being too. Here we go. 111123 451111234 51111212 21212345111123112111123 for five, 1112121212123 For Okay, Now I'm gonna show you before relieve one better way to count. We've talked about measures that every single measure in this song, because it's for four, adds up to four counts, except for the 1st 1 So what I'm gonna do is called counting by measure. For example, this first measure I'm just gonna go 12 free because there's only three beats in that one. That's the pickup measure. But when I get to my next measure what I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna go 123 for and then one. Now see what I did? I gave the first part of the G 1234 counts. I'm not gonna go to five, because remember, the maximum number of counts a measure can hold in for four is four counts. It can't go beyond that. So what I do with the tied note is this. I go. 1234123412341234 Understand what I'm doing? I can't count to five, so I'm gonna go 1234 and then one. So it still adds up to five. But I don't count to five. This is an easier way to count. Eventually, it may be hard at first, but it's an easy way to count overall. And this is how music is normally counted in for for everyone going up to four counts in every measure except for the pickup. So let me go very back to the beginning and gonna count this new way. 12312341234123 For 12341234123412341234 Here's like 123 12 34123412341234123412341 That's the easier way. So what I would do is this. I played this several times. Play along with me if you like, count along with me if you like. Get the right hand down and I'm going to see in the next video when we put our right hand and are left can together with the chords we've learned 19. Lesson 4, Day 4: Okay, here we are all in less than four day four we're gonna add, as you can see the left hand to win the saints. Now, let's just go over a course. We've got our c e g chord And then we've got the inversion g chord btg So hopefully by now you could still go from here to here. All right, I'm gonna play it both hands. Court change. Does ideal. That last measure I did my waltz. I mean, my March style cord. Ah, a little bit of a variation there. Now here's a hint. The only time you're gonna play this court be the D and G is when Guess which notice on the right hand. It's when the deep so the d just goes better with this notice. That doesn't sound good. That doesn't sound good. So if you're playing along with right hand and left hand and a core doesn't sound like it goes with the right hand check to make sure you're on the same court, so get the basics of getting the left hand in the right hand together. Now I want to warn you about a few things. First off, this is really common. Look at what I just did. What a lot of people do is when they start playing, they'll hit the right hand and left hand together. But then all of a sudden, they'll just let the left hand goes like this. Don't do that. Hold it out. Remember? 12312341 So apply the counting rules to the left hand, too. Hold the left and out. Now, some people make the opposite mistake. They do this. 341 Notice I held on to the left hand for too long. It only gets a maximum of five counts or four plus one notice when you hit this. See, For the second time in the song, it's above a rest. So you let the left hand go. Okay? Avoid those two common mistakes. Now I'm gonna play the entire song. Counting. 1231234123412341234123412 34 Switch. 1234123 234123412341231234123434 Okay, so see if you can count along and play. And one thing I should let you know before you go, you don't have to do everything has literal. If you want to do this, that's fine with me. If you want to do this on, make up your own rhythms to go with the left hand. That's fine. You can be a little bit experimental. Okay, So practice this song quite a bit to the right hand. Then do the left hand, then get them to go together. This is a big milestone, because this is the first time you get to play chords in the left hand with melody and right hand were gonna keep building on that. 20. Lesson 4, Day 5: Okay, students, here we are in less than four day five and we're going to look at the song Joy to the world and we're gonna play it by ear. You should have your book out and you should have your outline of the song. Now, first thing I've got to tell you, is it? We're not starting on this. See? That's your middle c. We're going to start at this. See up here. He's gonna start on the high. See, We're not going to the whole song. We're going to do the 1st 5 lines and please remember your principles. You can either go up, you go down or you could start the same. And this song has a lot of that. So do your best. I'm going to move the camera right now so you cannot see the keys. Here's the first line. Starting on the high sea one more time, starting on high C. So you need to ask. Are we going up? Down? Are we staying the same? Okay, let's look at the next line. We're starting on G. And it goes this direction one more time. Starting on that g, Huh? Okay. Next line. It says Senior, You have to determine with your ear is of the high sea or is it the middle seat? Here we go one more time. Feel free to pause of this is going too fast. Paul's rewind. Listen to another section. Here we are on the fourth line again. Is this high? Sears at the sea you've been using? Here we go one more time. Fourth line. Have we had that line before? Maybe we have. Let's look at the fifth line here. This is about halfway through the piece. It starts on E more time and we'll stop there for I shot this video off. We will listen to this whole assignment, starting on the high seat beginning of day five and I'll leave you hanging. Don't worry. The next lesson we're gonna figure out the rest of that as well as get the answers