Lesson 6

C Boogie

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    Selena

    Hello 🙂 I was just wondering, am I going to learn to read notes in the later units? Thank you

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi! Yes, you’ll start learning how to sightread in the beginning of unit 2.

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    Jo Ann Simmons

    Great way to teach octaves. Very cleaver !

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it.

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      Hoffman Academy

      No, unfortunately, we don’t have a llama puppet. That’s a great idea, though. I’ll have to keep an eye out for one.

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    Shara Balogh

    umm… mr hoffman…. i have a very important question to ask. u know that foot pedal thing on the right bottom side of the piano… (it makes the notes longer) I like to practise with with that down but when i dont have it down my playing sounds a bit like i am playing all stacato. is it alright for me to pracrise with that down or should i get myself (somehow) to play without it??? It really annoys me thats why i decided to ask. Thank u soo much for the great piano lessons…. i just finished unit 1!!!!! so happy and proud of myself!!! it is really fun to play cords!!! thanks again and again!!!! Shara

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s correct! The foot pedal on the right, which is called the damper pedal, makes the notes longer and creates a nice resonant sound when you play. So long as you’re tall enough that your feet can comfortably reach the pedals, it’s perfectly all right to use them. One thing to watch out for is that when you hold down the damper pedal when too many notes are being played at once, the sound can get muddy. Most pianists will lift their foot from the pedal to clear the sound every few notes before pressing down on it again. This blog post, What Are Piano Pedals For?,will give you more tips about how to use the pedals properly.

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        Shara Balogh

        Thanks so much! i was getting a bit worried there

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    Shara Balogh

    i searched up all of me by…. and i showed it to my mum and…. she was over the top!! i luv it soo much!

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    Shara Balogh

    Thank u so much but there is a little problem… this doesnt let me download or use any of the audio unless i become a premium member….could u please help us with that because i would really like to use the audio to practise…
    Thanks so much!
    Piano is great!
    Shara

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi Shara! I’m so glad you are enjoying the lessons! Our video lessons are free and then we offer audio and printable materials in addition to the videos with our premium membership or by purchase in our Store. So, in order to use the audio files or printable materials you will need to either upgrade to premium or purchase them through the Store in your account. I hope this helps clarify. Happy Playing!

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        Shara Balogh

        Thank u so much Mr Hoffman. I love playing on the piano.. i think i have finnally found MY instrument!!! Shara

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          Hoffman Academy

          I’m so glad you love the piano!

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            Shara Balogh

            Yes, and my parents are glad too because i have already quit like 4 instruments so…… I thought i will never learn to play an instrument but now i have new hopes again! thank u sooo much!!! u are great.
            Shara