Hand over hand pentascales, arpeggios and chords in D major
Tips for improvising your own song in D major
Mr. Hoffman's Top Pick for Digital Piano: Casio Privia PX-150
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I can play chords in all my major keys!Thank you for helping me.
That’s wonderful! That takes a lot of dedication and practice; I’m very impressed. Keep up the great work!
I don’t understand anything!!!!!!!
I’m sorry you’re feeling frustrated. Can you be a little more specific about what you are struggling with? Also, you may want to check out our blog post about “What to Do if You Get Stuck.” We’d love to help!
hey m.r hoffman, who is your best composer and your best song from him? mine is mars from gustav holst
Mars from The Planets by Holst is awesome! That’s a favorite of mine, too. I actually have too many composers and pieces that I like to pick one favorite! It really depends on my mood. I love Bach’s 6 Cello Suites, Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil (Vespers), Shastakovich’s Symphonies, John Williams (I love all the Star Wars sound tracks–John Williams actually borrowed many ideas from Holst’s Mars for his Star Wars music!)… the list could go on! There is too much good music to enjoy in one life time!
You give the greatest lessons. I would love to see you soon!
I am ten years old.
Thanks for that lesson, it was good exercise for my fingers. Can you give me your email address? Thank you!
I’m glad you enjoyed it! You can reach me by emailing Support@HoffmanAcademy.com – Mr. Hoffman
Hi Mr.Hoffman,guess what I asked my mom if musical police really exist and she said yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!Plus I improvised a really cool song.Changing the subject,I have a piano called Yamaha Clavinova CLP-120 but I don’t know if it has weighted keys or not.I used my grandmothers acoustic piano for a while but when I came back to my piano the keys felt reeeeeeeaaaaaallllyy weird!Please help me Mr.Hoffman.
P.S Great lesson!!!
P.P.S One of the best!!!!!!!!
I believe the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-120 has “graded hammer action” keys, which is a version of weighted or semi-weighted keys. It’s actually really great that you’re getting the chance to practice on different pianos – even similar types of piano often feel slightly different, so it’s good for your brain and fingers to practice applying what you have learned on multiple keyboards. Just be patient and keep up your great work and the weirdness will fade. Good luck! – Mr. Hoffman
i will do it mr.hoffman
Mr. Hoffman guess what? I asked my mom if I could get the stuff for lessons 21-40 and she said we will try!!! yay!
It’s hard to play it on my left hand.
R we going 2 play “all of me” later in life?
I hope i can by someting from this website.
I got a recorder and learned Hot Cross Buns on it.
Piano is fun
learm? did you mean to do that?
Thank you, Mr. Hoffman for taking the time to make these videos. I am amazed by your teaching techniques and appreciate the time and effort you put into the videos. I’ve been practicing everyday. Your are the absolute BEST!
This is tough
ya i do soo agree its realy tough
hi Hoffman. my sis is taking a nap, so she can’t talk to you right now,. Can I make a complaint? If you said yes continue on reading this.
Why do u have to buy piano stuff like for 19$ on tis site? plain guiltiness!
thats not very nice i think hoffman academy is amazing i would not make any complaints!?
I agree. and, if your sister is the one doing these lessons, you should not be saying mean things using her name. the stuff may be expensive, but it’s worth it. =(
Just like any website, you’re welcome to buy things that are for sale on the site, or not. It’s your choice. I offer all my video lessons for free, but I do sell my learning materials so I can afford to continue running this site and adding more lessons.
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