why are the notes in bass clef in the upper lines instead of lower lines?
That’s a great question. The entire bass clef staff is lower than the entire treble clef staff, and they don’t overlap at all. So even the highest line on the bass clef is lower than the lowest line on the treble clef. You’ll definitely be using notes on the lower half of the bass clef eventually, but in this lesson, we just talk about the top half of the bass clef. I hope that helps!
when will the puppets appear again?
The next time you see the puppets will be lesson 53.
i’m thinking the same thing
Can you teach the Super Mario Bros theme song ?
Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll add it to our list of requested future songs.
The correct note will “magically turn golden” so, this man is a magician?
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You sound sick were you ok?
I might have had a cold while we were filming this video. Of course, the quality of the videos in unit 3 is a little lower, so sometimes the sound isn’t quite right anyway.
Where’s the funny videos at the end?!?!?!?!
Even finger puppets need a break sometimes. Don’t worry, they’ll be back in later lessons. 🙂
I agree scuba Steve must be on vacation XD
thanks for teaching
You’re very welcome!
Mr Hoffman! I already learned f minor with my mom so I did it in the practice session and I look forward to you teaching that too though
That’s great! Keep up the good work. 🙂
Any tips for making sight reading come more naturally? I have to count from a line I know (middle c, or the f line on the bass clef – or g line on the treble clef). Tips like the bottom line being the Ground line really help, but I feel like this could take a while to master! When will I be able to play a tune without going ?G… ok that’s 2 lines up from G… so that’s a skip and another skip together … so a B, c D – it’s D?… this tune could take a while to play!
Sight reading is one of the skills that takes a while to develop. Don’t worry if it doesn’t come completely naturally at first. The best way to improve is to practice a little every day. For some more tips and resources, check out our blog post, Seven Steps to Super Sight Reading. I hope that helps!
Were you sick a again?
The unit 3 videos were actually made with lower-quality equipment, so the sound for some of them isn’t as good which is why it sometimes sounds like I was sick in the unit 3 lessons.
Mr. Hoffman I have a question about the practice session for this lesson. It says to play stepping and skipping in CDG and F major and minor but I haven’t learned F minor.??♂️
Sorry about the confusion! The instructions weren’t as clear as they could have been. You’re supposed to practice “Stepping and Skipping” in C major, D major, F major, G major, and G minor. I hope that helps!
Thanks that helps a lot ?
I really liked the puppet show in the last lesson Mr Hoffman
Thank you! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it.
How did you get the notes golden?
Actually, it’s just a clever video-editing trick.
He changed it golden. We did not see it
Joseph, what is a sharp or flat on the staffs?
That’s a really great question! The sharps and flats on the staffs are indicated by symbols. The flat symbol looks like a lowercase b, and the sharp symbol looks like a little tic-tac-toe board. To make a note sharp or flat on the staff, you just put the symbol next to the note. So for example, an F sharp would be an F note with a sharp symbol next to it, and an A flat would be an A note with a flat symbol next to it. Does that make sense?
Hy Mr. Hoffman,
My brothers and I like to watch your puppet shows and I really like the “Chocolate” puppet show.
We wish you did puppet shows in Unit 3.
I’m so glad you enjoy our puppets! I apologize that some lessons are missing funny endings – we’re working to fix that. In the meantime, you’ll be happy to know that once you get to Unit 4, all the videos will have special endings from there on!
I am glad to hear that!????
so fun to play with the speed of the video
I agree! I sound a little sleepy when you slow the video down, but it gets a little crazy when you speed it way up! I hope that our normal speed is the best pace for learning, though. 🙂
This is so easy for me. I know how to play all sorts of song and lyricists to
the songs I learned from you and some. I learned some by myself like Mary had
a little lamb and all that stuff.
That’s great! I’m glad you’re taking time to review, even if it feels easy right now. Mastering the basics is a great way to strengthen your musical foundation, and better prepares you for more challenging lessons in the future. Good luck and happy playing!
BOB thinks it is easy to.
Hello Mr. Hoffman,
I just finished this lesson and enjoyed the note guessing games! I got them all correct.
Hello Mr. Hoffman,
my daughter Isabella (11years) is very interested in your lessons. So I did a fast look to all if your lessons and I saw, that the first lesson I can see in HD quality an then only in max. 480 points.??????
Thank you for an answer!
When we first started making video lessons six years ago, they were very low-quality recordings using a tiny hand-held flip camera. Over the years, we have gradually upgraded our earliest lessons to match the HD quality of the lessons from Unit 4 onward. However, we’re not quite done upgrading, so there are several lessons left in the lower quality. I apologize for that, but encourage you to persevere – our later units are all HD quality with lots of fun puppet endings. I hope that helps! 🙂
Thanks for this answer. I was wondering the same thing.?
I was wondering the same thing. ?
I just learned how to play Martin Garrix Animals on the piano!
I hurt my arm so I cant play with my left
Sorry to hear that! For now, just practice with your right hand, and when your left is feeling better, you can get caught up! I hope your arm gets better soon. Happy playing! Mr. Hoffman
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