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March 2nd


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


6) C-Major Arpeggio- 1 octaves (A BROKEN CHORD)

Rule #1 - NO 4th Finger

Rule #2 - REMEMBER your 3 notes C-E-G

    RH - 1(C)-2(E)-3(G)-5(C)  going up

    LH - 5(C)-3(E)-3(G)-1(C)  going up


    RH - 5(C)-3(G)-2(E)-1(C)  going down

    LH - 1(C)-2(E)-3(G)-5(C)  going down


7) Please purchase the following books:



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





1) Liebenzeller Gold IV Cello Rosin Soft Grade  Liebenzeller Cello Rosin (purchase the "GOLD IV" )

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