Devin – Piano Lesson – 2017.02.09

What Devin practiced since last week’s lesson:

  • Going through the “Teach Yourself How To Play Piano” book as a reference guide
  • Hand placement
  • Playing with two hands
  • Playing multiple notes with multiple hands at once
  • “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” melody
  • 15 (or more) minutes per day this week

Note Naming Exercise

  • Point to any note, white or black keys
  • Name that note out loud
  • Introduced
    • Sharp (#) notes
    • Flat (b) notes

Introduction to Sight Reading

  • Exercise 1:
    • Read through any line in your music book
    • Say the note names out loud (without playing the piano)
  • Exercise 2:
    • Read through any line in your music book
    • Play the notes on the piano (without rhythm)
    • Say the note names out loud while you play
  • Exercise 3:
    • Read through any line in your music book
    • Play the notes on the piano (without rhythm)
    • Do not say the note names out loud

Keyboard Geography Exercise

Practice closing eyes to find:

  • The 2 black key groups all up and down the keyboard
  • The 3 black key groups all up and down the keyboard
  • All of the C notes (just to the left of the 2 black keys)
  • All of the F notes (just to the left of the 3 black keys)

Random Note Ear Training

  • Sing any note
  • Try to find it on the piano in the same octave

5-Finger Exercise

  • Cup hands
  • Play C, D, E, F, G, G, F, E, D, C (left hand)
  • Play C, D, E, F, G, G, F, E, D, C (right hand)
  • Play C, D, E, F, G, G, F, E, D, C (both hands
  • Practice playing each note evenly spaced in rhythm
  • Practice keeping fingers on the keys without moving them off

Experiment with the Piano Pedals

Sustain pedal is on the right

Stop pedal is in the middle

Half-blow pedal is on the left


Rate the quality of lesson: 10/10

Why?

  • Because Devin got new experiences on the piano and got to try new things

For next lesson:

  • Practice sight reading lines in “Teach Yourself How To Play Piano” book
    • 5 minutes per day
  • Practice note naming with voice in “Teach Yourself How To Play Piano” book
    • 5 minutes per day
  • Experiment playing the keyboard
    • 6 minutes per day
  • Experiment playing with two hands
    • 7 minutes per day

 

 

Advertisements