With these level 1 piano videos, students will go from knowing little to no piano knowledge to playing a song successfully from memory.
Student's will learn note names, piano finger numbers, proper hand position, posture, how to read notes on the staff, how to count rhythms, keep a steady beat, tempo, dynamics, simple 5 note scales, and so much more. In the last lesson, students will have an opportunity to memorize a recital piece and play it for an audience of their choice.
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Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #1. Students will learn about how to sit at the piano , proper form for arms and hands, finger numbers, and the black keys.
Songs taught: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Hot Cross Buns"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #2. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #1. Students will review how to sit and about hands and fingers, will talk about note values, and learn how to count basic rhythms.
Song taught: "Old MacDo...
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #3. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #2. Students will review concepts learned, begin learning the musical alphabet on the white keys, and learn middle C position.
Song taught: "Ode to Joy"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #4. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #3. Students will review concepts learned, learn the 5 note C scale, and will begin learning how to read notes on a staff.
Song taught: "Yankee Doodle"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #5. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #4. Students will review concepts learned, learn C position, and will learn about treble and bass clefs.
Song taught: "Jingle Bells"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #6. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #5. Students will review concepts learned and will learn all about dynamics.
Song taught: "Frere' Jacques"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #7. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #6. Students will review concepts learned, learn the G 5 note scale, learn about note direction, and begin learning about the lines and spaces on the staff.
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Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #8. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #7. Students will review concepts learned, learn what a chord is and learn all about tempo.
Song taught: "Ode to Joy"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #9. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #8. Students will review concepts learned, learn what a broken chord is, continue reading notes on a staff, and learn what adding a dot to the end of a note mea...
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #10. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #9. Students will review concepts learned, learn F 5 note scale, and 3/4 meter.
Song taught: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #11. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #10. Students will review concepts learned, learn Bb, and continue reading notes on the staff.
Song taught: "Happy Birthday"
Piano Course Level 1- Lesson #12. Play this lesson after you have completed the video, theory homework, and week of practice from lesson #11.
This is the final lesson in the level 1 course. Congratulations to all of you! You have worked so hard! This week is recital time. You will learn ...