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Demetri W

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October 6th

 

1) How to sit at the piano:

     a) line belly button up with middle C

     b) Elbows should be able to tuck in front of the belly if sitting far away

     c) Keep wrists straight

     d) Fingers curved at all times so the thumbs can reach the keyboard

 

2) Practice saying the musical alphabet A-B-C-D-E-F-G forward & backwards!

 

3) Practice finger numbers wiggle exercise and REMEMBER 4th finger is weak!

 

4) C-Major Scale - 1 octaves (8 notes) - (code: 3)

      *Hands Separately First REALLY well THEN hands together!

    RH - 1(C)-2(D)-3(E)-1(F)-2(G)-3(A)-4(B)-5(C) going up

    RH - 5(C)-4(B)-3(A)-2(G)-1(F)-3(E)-2(D)-1(C) going down

 

    LH - 5(C)-4(B)-3(A)-2(G)-1(F)-3(E)-2(D)-1(C) going up

    LH - 1(C)-2(D)-3(E)-1(F)-2(G)-3(A)-4(B)-5(C) going down

 

    C- Major Scale - 2 octaves (15 notes) - (code: 3-4-3)

    *Hands Separately First REALLY well!!! & Then together

    RH - 1-2-3-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1-2-3-4-5 going up

    RH - 5-4-3-2-1-3-2-1-4-3-2-1-3-2-1 going down

 

    LH - 5-4-3-2-1-3-2-1-4-3-2-1-3-2-1 going up

    LH - 1-2-3-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-1-2-3-4-5 going down

 

 

4) Please purchase the following books & flashcards:

 

     Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Flash Cards (Levels 1A & 1B)     Alfred's Flash Cards 1A/1B

 

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Lesson Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Lesson Book Complete Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Recital Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Recital Book Complete Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Theory Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Theory Book Complete Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

Alfred's Basic Piano Course - Notespeller Book - Complete Level 1 (1A/1B)     Alfred's Notespeller Book Levels 1A/1B Combined

 

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