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Joshua M

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June 28th

 

1) All-In-One Book - The main focus right now for you it to navigate the keys with out looking but instead using periferal vision and stop relying so heavily on the ear. Also a priority for all of your songs is playin with the metronome without too much hiccup. You like playing fast so learning to pace your timing can be the ultimate way to help you conquer piano. (VICTORIOUS - I'm sick and slap happy so deal with it)

 

2) Lead Sheet Playing

-ROOT POSITION with RIGHT HAND & ROOT in LEFT HAND

Just for you to have fun but also keeping you up on finding chords really fast based on what you know from the arpeggios!  Don't worry about where on the piano just yet. I think I jumped the gun a bit too much this time around. When you feel you are able to navigate across a few songs pretty well let me know and we'll jump to the next step. If bored feel free to add the 7th to the chord.

 

3) Squirreling around on songs you like is a good way to put into practice what you like. Feel free to do that on occassion! It helps sight reading skilll IMMENSELY!

 

4) DO 4-5 SCALES ONLY

(major & minor if you know it) every time you sit at the piano.

  • I encourage you to not make the whole lesson about scales.  It also helps to keep them mixed up randomly so you can prove to yourself you can pull it out on the fly!

    Scales & Arpeggios - Hands Together  (Start Lower)

     stop the skipping

    WITH METRONOME AT 70 for triplets

    C-Scale (no sharps)                                                 C-Arpeggio - (C, E, G)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    Am-Scale (no sharps) F# & G# up only                 Am-Arpeggio - (A, C, E)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    G-Scale (F#)                                                            G-Arpeggio - (G, B, D)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    Em-Scale (F#) C# & D# up only                             Em-Arpeggio - (E, G, B)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    D-Scale (F#, C#)                                                      D-Arpeggio - (D, F#, A)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    Bm-Scale (F#, C#) G# & A# up only                      Bm-Arpeggio - (B, D, F#)

    Groups of 2 (3rd) & 3 (4th) -RH(1) LH(4)               no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    A-Scale (F#, C#, G#)                                               A-Arpeggio - (A, C#, E)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    E-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#)                                        E-Arpeggio - (E, G#, B)

    3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                        no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    B-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#) also Cb                    B-Arpeggio - (B, D#, F#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) -RH(1) LH(4)            no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    *Cb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, Fb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the lower one! 

    F#-Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#) also Gb            F#-Arpeggio - (F#, A#, C#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) -RH(2) LH(4)            no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

    *Gb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys alternate between low and high

     C# Scale (F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B#) also Db     C#-Arpeggio - (C#, E#, G#)

    2 Black (3rd) & 3 black (4th) RH(2) LH(3)              no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

    *Db-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)

     *when you get to the 2 white keys always go the higher one! 

     F-Scale (Bb)                                                            F-Arpeggio - (F, A, C)

     Groups of 2 (3rd) & 3 (4th) -RH(1) LH(5)              no 4th finger RH(1) LH(5)

     Dm-Scale (Bb)  B & C# up only                         Dm-Arpeggio - (D, F, A)

     3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                       no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

      Bb-Scale (Bb, Eb)                                                   Bb-Arpeggio - (Bb, D, F)

     When one hand is on 3 the other is on 4                   no 4th or 5th RH(3) LH(3)

      RH(4) LH(3)          

     Gm-Scale (Bb, Eb)  E & F# up only                   Gm-Arpeggio - (G, Bb, D)

     3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                       no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

      Eb-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab)                                            Eb-Arpeggio - (Eb, G, Bb)

     Groups of 2 (3rd) & 3 (4th) -RH(3) LH(3)              no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

     Cm-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab)  A & B up only           Cm-Arpeggio - (C, Eb, G)

     3-3-4-4-3-3  RH(1) LH(5)                                       no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

     Ab-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)                                     Ab-Arpeggio - (Ab, C, Eb)

     4-4-3-3-4-4 then 3-3-4-4-3-3 -RH(3) LH(3)           no 3rd or 5th -RH(4) LH(2)

     Fm-Scale (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db) D & E up only      Fm-Arpeggio - (F, Ab, C)

     Groups of 2 (3rd) & 3 (4th)  RH(1) LH(5)               no 4th finger -RH(1) LH(5)

 

 

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