Lesson 26

CDEFG on Treble Staff

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    Big Boss

    Hi Mr. Hoffman I am Ethan. I am posting because I changed my birth date. I am actually 8 years old. I just wanted to say, your lessons are GREAT!!!

    Post, Big Boss
    P.S. I am in California. I want to visit you, but can’t cause I’m to far.😭😩😑😡

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi! Thank you, I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons.

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    Melanie

    Mr. Hoffman, my name is Jayden. I love learning with you. P.S. I’m posting as my mom because I can’t post anything on my own account, because I’m not old enough.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi Jayden! We’re glad to have you learning with us.

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    Bennie

    there is a mistake! in the video at the start it says piano unit 1!

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re right! Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Jennifer

    I have so much fun playing on the piano.?? and l’m learning this stuff.

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      Jennifer

      I meant to say:I have so fun learning.??✌️?

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s great! We’re glad to have you learning with us. 🙂

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    Jennifer

    I learned “Who’s That?” from my music teacher, so it was cool to see it in my piano music later.

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    Abigail

    hi my name is Abigail but you can call me Abby i love youre songs can you do one on doe a dear???????

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi Abby! Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll add it to our list of potential songs for future lessons.

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    Siddharth

    At 2:00 You said “So we have 5 notes all a step apart” But a step is a note after skipping one in between?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Sorry for the confusion! You’re right–technically the distance between E and F is only a half step. If you’re just going by the white keys on the piano, though, these notes are all one white key apart.

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    Adrianne

    I think you should make a lesson for somewhere out there ??

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll add it to our list of potential songs for future lessons.

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    Morgan

    Were do you record in your videoes????

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      Hoffman Academy

      We record the videos at our academy in Portland.

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    Katy

    Do you have a tutorial for the song played at the beginning of the lessons?

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      Hoffman Academy

      We don’t currently have a tutorial for that song. However, it is on our list of potential future songs.

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    Ashley

    hi Mr.Hoffman can you do a video for fight song

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll put it on the list of potential future songs.

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    Destiny

    hi Mr Hoffman Destiny again can you do a video on oceans hillsong

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      Hoffman Academy

      I will put it on the list of potential songs for future lessons. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Destiny

    Hello Mr. Hoffman my name is Destiny i am in 6th grade this year and just want to say that you are an amazing piano teacher to kids i have enjoyed your program so much that now my little brother wants to do it as well i started this piano course last year and got Hoffman academy 2.0 i think you have really improved Hoffman academy in these last couple of years. your piano program is just wonderful if it wasn’t for your great program i would have quit piano all together thank you so so much

    from- Destiny!!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi Destiny! Thank you very much! We’re so happy to have you learning with us, and I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying the lessons and that you’re still playing the piano! Good luck and happy playing!

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    Portia

    Hello Mr Hoffman, my name is Portia, I am 13 and I really enjoy watching your lessons, I have been going through them and they have helped me realise that there are many things that I diddnt know before which I thought I did know…they have been very useful, thank you!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi Portia! We’re so glad you’re enjoying the lessons and finding them helpful. It’s wonderful that you’re learning lots of new things and improving your musical skills. Keep up the great work!

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    SHANEKE TRIALS

    This is gonna be goooooddddd

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    olivia

    Mr.hoffman i don’t have a 88 piano so are my keys that i play still the same as yours if i do the right ones?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yes, the structure of the keyboard is the same no matter how many keys it has. The main difference is that keyboards with fewer than 88 keys have a smaller range of notes.

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        olivia

        oh thanks for telling me by the way you are awesome teacher

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    Wesley

    Why do you put squares at the end of your messages sometimes?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Sometimes our commenting system cannot properly read emoji symbols and it will often replace it with a square when it cannot register the symbol.

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    Vanessa

    Hi mr. Hoffman ! My name is Vanessa and I’m 9 . My dad loves your free program for kids and I have a suggestion of what you could do for a extra lesson or just a regular lesson for kids like me to remember the notes on the staff. You could explaine that all the space notes spells f-a-c-e and the lines notes stands for every good boy deserve’s fudge/fun. I love your lessons and hope you continue to teach me and other kids to play the piano! ????

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s a fun little memory trick – I’m glad you’ve found it useful! I’ll have to remember that for the future…

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    samantha

    Hi MR Hoffman I really love your shows you are a teriffec piano teacher your biggest fan Samantha

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re welcome; I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons!

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    Hannah

    Hi mr.hoffman I am 6 years old . I like your lessons.????????

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    Ashi

    Wow, this video seems to be one of the old lessons.. As if it was filmed a long time ago..

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    Christine

    how do you get the colored dots to change colors?

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    Elle H.

    To Mr. Hoffman,
    we love your lessons. My mom says they are a great online
    program,and she even watched a lesson and learned some
    piano. I think that they are cool,but hard. How do you learn
    these songs? Some of them look so hard.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Elle,

      I’m glad you and your mom are interested in our lessons. Learning piano takes patience and practice, but our lessons can teach even an absolute beginner, really! Persistence is the key: practicing even a small amount every day will help you more than trying to do hours of work every once in a while. We start with simpler songs and work our way up to more challenging ones over time, so if it seems too difficult, it would be good to back up and spend more time on earlier lessons to master the basics before moving on.

      Good luck and happy playing!
      Mr. Hoffman

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    Angie

    and please i realy love your lessens. form meadow to mr. hoffman.

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    Angie

    hi mr. hoffman im meadow i love your lessons i always do your academy mr. hoffman i just love you mr. hoffman from meadow to mr.hoffman and im 7.

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    Frandy

    need more lesson like this :v it’s hard for me to read a sheet

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    Tan

    How could F be a step above E while you said once between E and F is just a half step? How could a half step be written on the grand staff?

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Hi Tan! Great question! The lines and spaces of the staff correspond to the WHITE keys of the piano–one line or space for each white key–regardless of whether the distance between the 2 white keys a half step or a whole step. So, when you go from E to F on the piano (which technically IS a half-step), on the staff it will appear to go up a “step”. Interestingly, staff notation does not differentiate between half-steps and whole steps. E to F (half step) looks the same as G to A (a whole step). I hope this helps!

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    Ruba

    Hello Mr Hoffman , I enjoy a lot watching and learning from you , this lessons has a lot of information but I have a question , If I’m going to play a song on the piano how would I know which pentascale is used ? Thank you very much for answering 🙂

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    Daniel

    Mr. Hoffman. I thought this lesson was really fun. Thank you. I especially like the magic color changing notes.

    Daniel

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Glad you enjoyed the lesson, Daniel! Thanks for watching and learning with me!

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    Kim

    I love the song,my first note song!

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        Hoffman Academy

        Why, thank you! It’s very nice of you to say so.

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          Destiny

          love you Mr Hoffman you are ma favorite piano teacher

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    O'shea

    Hello Mr. Hoffman, it’s Jojo again! I learned a lot from this lesson! And I’m actually doing better on my piano posture. I really love your lessons and maybe i’ll be as good as you one day! I’ll keep up the good work!
    – Jojo B