Hi everyone! Hope you had awesome weeks!
Bingo and Yankee Doodle – both these pieces are in Middle C position where the thumbs share middle C.
Soldier of Dance – I wrote out the “chorus” of this piece for you on staff paper. I wrote the letter names on the staff so you can use directional reading.
C major scale – hands separate. This uses the standard scale fingering 12312345 in the RH. LH uses also standard fingering of 54321321. Descending is the same but in reverse.
C F G triads. This is a super common chord progression called I-IV-V-IV. It’s called that because it uses notes from a major scale to build triads on the first note, fourth note, and fifth note. Practice playing these solid chords with both hands. Listen to the song “Louie Louie” to get real world inspiration of how this might be used.
Etude in D Major – Hands Together 16 bars!Practice in small chunks. The LH reuses a lot of its chords, and changes if they’re solid or broken. Noticing this will make it come easier because it will be familiar.
Arctic Voices – 4 lines. The middle of the 3rd line will need spot practice (the only non-5ths) to get the fingering correct so those notes can be legato.
Witches and Wizards OR Tattoo (with quarter notes as the bass line) – as much as you can, have fun!
Bloom – Keep your hand in C position (one finger per white key) and you will begin to build muscle memory. I wrote the finger numbers above some specific notes. Thumb is 1, pinky is 5.
C major scale RH. This uses a standard scale fingering that goes 123 12345. This means you’ll be tucking your thumb under your hand and putting it on F, and then immediately realigning your hand. Go slow and steady.
C major scale RH – this uses the standard scale fingering of 12312345. Your thumb will tuck under and land on F, then you can use all your fingers to play up to C.
Classical Dance – this piece is in 3/4, like a waltz. Count 1-2-3. This piece combines smooth legato notes (curved line) and detached staccato notes (dots underneath), pay attention to which is which. You also noticed that their are different dynamics to play when it repeats! Nice eye!
First line of Young Hunter – New note alert! Treble A. This piece the RH plays A with finger 4, and LH thumb is on middle C. There are lots of details in this line. Where I drew these orange lines, you will break the sound (detach the notes from each other). The notes that are connected by curved lines should have no hole between them, imagine someone singing them both in one breath.
Practice tips: Playing through all of this would take between 5-10 minutes, which is a perfect daily practice goal! Warmup with your C scale 3 times with correct fingering, then play each line of Classical Dance 3 times, then play the Young Hunter line 3 times correctly and you’re done!