Nice song ^_^
I love this song.ecspescelly the name DINAH.
I’m glad you like it. It’s definitely a fun song. 🙂
Dear Mr.Hoffman, during the G Major and Minor Pentascales lessons, I saw
that for part two it wouldn’t let me continue with the lesson. I’ve noticed that when you skip the practice session it won’t let you move on. Is that purposely put there or is it a glitch?
Thanks for pointing that out! It’s definitely not intentional–it must be some sort of glitch. Let us know if it keeps happening.
Dear Mr Hoffman ,I am trying to learn how to play this song and at the same time I am trying to learn how to read notes. I would really appreciate it if you could annotate the notes with the letter names on the song sheets so I know I am playing the right notes. I often have to watch the keys you press very carefully which can be quite time consuming by annotating the sheets it would help me to learn how to read the notes independently.
Thanks for the suggestion! When trying to figure out which note is which from the sheet music, it might help to remember that the treble clef (or G clef) circles around the G line. If you have the printable sheet music for “Dinah” you can also look on the bottom left corner of the page where there’s a little gray box with a guide showing which note is which letter. Sight-reading is a difficult skill to master, but I’m confident that you can do it! For some tips about improving your sight-reading skills, check out our blog post, Seven Steps to Super Sight Reading. I hope that helps!
Why are you sitting on the flor
Ok it was what I was looking for thank you
But how can I get the tick-I-tick-I or the four sixtinth notes
Do you mean how can you play the sixteenth notes? If you’re having trouble playing the notes because they’re so fast, try playing very slowly at first, and then a little faster each time until you can play it normal speed. I hope that helps! Let me know if I didn’t answer your question.
But I cannot believe that there’s a section b ?????????
I am loving your lessons as I’m 58 years old and always wanted to learn piano and read music better. I am probably getting ahead of myself but why in the Dinah song with G major is there a sharp on the f line? Did I miss something? Wouldn’t that only be there if we were playing an f# . I’m confused.hahaha
That’s a great question. You’ll learn more about this in the future but, in essence, that sharp at the beginning of each line is called the “key signature” and it lets you know what key you’re in. The G major pentascale doesn’t have any sharps or flats, but it’s actually just the first five notes of the G major scale, and the whole G major scale has one sharp: F#. If we were playing in a different key, we’d see different sharps or flats in the key signature, which would correspond to the notes that are sharp or flat in that key. For example, if we were playing in the key of D major, you’d see a Sharp on the F line and a sharp on the C space, because the D major scale includes F# and C#. I hope that helps!
Great lesson bro. Thank you, I am getting a lot better at piano ? I loved the ?? Wa wa
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and that you’re improving as a pianist!
How come the first note is tiki tiki witch has four note heads but in the song it plays five notes?
That’s a good question! That fifth note isn’t part of the tiki-tiki. It’s part of the second heartbeat, and is an eighth note, not a sixteenth note. I hope that helps.
Really fun song to learn thankyou again mr Hoffman
You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked the song.
lol you nearley said funest at 0:25
What did he say
has this website been up for 3 years!!!!!!!!
Yes! Even longer than that. 🙂
yana can do songs by ear, and won’t do hoffman acadamy what should I do?
Is Yana refusing to watch the videos, or just reluctant to practice? If you’re having a hard time with practice, our blog post, How to Make Piano Practice Fun, might give you some helpful ideas.
Keep doing the puppets!
Ya, keep doing them but my brother said you stoped doing them in unit 3….
Your lessons are so good! I am learning amazing songs. And guess what? I love horses, so “The Wild Horses” was a perfect song to learn! I think you are the best teacher ever! Thank you so much! I have committed every weekday to them!
Thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the lessons, and the songs you’re learning. I really like “The Wild Horses” too. 🙂
If you want to learn this lesson and remember it for a long time you can watch it again and again and practice a lot.I want use this to other kids.
Thank you for these lessons! I have learned a lot! They are easy to understand and lots of fun!!
You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the lessons!
My 7-yr-old boy Max wants me to tell you that he loves Hoffman Academy, and that you are the best teacher he has ever seen! He recently started the lessons for about two weeks and committed to practice everyday so we decided to go Premium! Thank you for getting this great quality program online, and make piano learning so fun with splendid wholesome knowledge!!!
(He wishes you can open up the comment limitation for younger students with parent’s approval. 🙂 )
Thank you! We’re so glad to have your son learning with us! Good luck and happy playing!
I am trying to learn at a time solfeggio and piano with your lessons, Mr Hoffman, I am thus a newbie in both. Further more English is not my native language, and i do my best to be clear.
I confess that I am a bit confused when I observe, in this lesson, that the position on the big staff of DO/C has moved. In the first videos, C was on the ledger line (see Unit 2, Lesson 21) and I had started to memorize the whole whole staff with this layout.
In this video (unit 2, lesson 35), where we have to play in SOL/G key), DO/C has suddenly took the place of previous SOL/G on the staff.
My question is : does the DO/C (and consequently all the other notes ) change position on the staff each time we play in another key? Is it movable each time? If so, how to know it, read and memorize all these changes? It gets complex and confusing.
Thanks for your answer, Mr Hoffman.
Your English just fine! I apologize that the different Solfege methods are causing confusion. It sounds like you are familiar with what is called “Fixed Do” Solfege, where each syllable in the Solfege scale represents an exact tone, corresponding to one note per octave on the piano; that is, Do is always C, Re is always D, etc. However, our method uses a system called “Movable Do,” in which Do always represents the root/tonic of the key signature, which means that in the Key of C, Do is C, but in the key of F, Do is F. This makes it simpler to transpose melodies into different keys, because the Solfege (the reference system between the notes and intervals) stays the same even when the notes in the new key are different. We have posted an article that goes into more depth on this topic, which I recommend you check out: What is Solfege? I hope that helps!
I love your piano leesons they taught me almost everything I know about being a pianist
I’m so glad you’re enjoying our lessons!
thanks for the lesson I’ve never learned so much piano or any instrument so easily
You’re welcome! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our lessons.
Hello, I’m cj, I really like your lessons, keep up the good work. :)<3
Thanks very much! We’re happy to have you learning with us.
I don’t know how to do anything with this 🙁 I can’t get it right
I’m so sorry to hear you’re having trouble with this song! Can you tell me a little more about what you’re struggling with? I’d love to help!
Learned the whole thing halfway through. Improvised mostly.
Mr. Hoffman, IMO I believe it would be a good idea, if the “I” in the second line “No one in the house but I know” was replaced by B instead of the original A”, just feel it sounds a little better. :-).. so the second verse is GGGGG B A B G “
That certainly gives it a fun little lilt at the end! Great job improvising. I’m glad you’re confident enough with this song to try new things.
Thank you for teaching us piano posture earlier in the program. I have been practicing the “float the wrist” technique and had no troubles in tension when playing this song! I look forward to part B 🙂
Great work! Good luck in Part B. 🙂
Mr. Hoffman, I love your lessons! I am 13yrs and a family friend got me into the lesson, it’s quite easy for me because I play the violin! Thank you 🙂
I’m so glad you’re enjoying our lessons! Good luck and happy playing – both the piano and violin! 🙂
I love this
I’m so glad! 🙂
you and your lessons are awsome. By the way, awsome sauce!
Wow – thanks!
i love your website!i love your videos so much.i watched them since i was 4.
I noticed that this is the old intro from lesson 1
Where can u find sheet music for songs
Sheet music for most of the songs I teach in my lessons can be found with the Complete Lesson Materials that accompany each unit. If you are looking for additional songs to challenge yourself or practice sight reading, you can find free sheet music organized by experience level at http://www.gmajormusictheory.org. – Mr. Hoffman
Do i have to pay to print out few notes from the site?
Could you explain what you mean by “a few notes”? Are you looking for sheet music to a song or rhythm dictation note cards?
isn’t do supposed to be on C
Great question, Christine. In some countries, a fixed Do system is used, where Do always means C. However, I find it most helpful as a teacher to teach using both a fixed system (ABCDEFG) and a movable system (Do, Re, Mi, etc). You can learn more from our blog post, “What is Solfege?“
How did you create this website, and how do you buy the materials do they get delivered to you?And
you did you create the materials, like the CD ‘S.
Let’s see… Our website is based on a WordPress platform. To buy the materials, you and an adult can visit our Store. You can purchase with a credit card or Paypal and once the transaction is complete you can access your materials one of two ways: You should receive a confirmation email with download links; also, you can log in to your account on our website and find your purchase and download links under “Recent Orders.” Our materials have been a work in progress over several years with the help of musicians, graphic designers, a vocalist, and more. I have a team of wonderful people that have helped me along the way to create a product that complements our video lessons. I hope you give them a try! – Mr. Hoffman
Dina is the best song yet
I mean Dinah.
it’s spelled Dina Riley
i love the song dinna.
i love your lessons.i am 8 allmost 9 and my mom lerns from you to.
This song is really fun, I think it is my favorite!
I was worry my kids might be bored learning from a computer. My kids loved the lessons and think Mr. Hoffman is so funny! Thank you so much!
My favorite song so far is Dinah I like how it is smooth to play like the others but this ones a little more nice 🙂
My 7 year old son is working through these lessons. He is currently up to number 37. I am very pleased with how the lessons are structured and they are just the right length for him. Love the flexibility of being able to do them when he is ready to move on. Some weeks he will do 4 lessons and some weeks just 1.
Thank you for providing such a quality product free of charge.
You are welcome! I am so glad you are enjoying the lessons!
There is no way we can’t enjoy the lessons they are awesome! 🙂
I am so thrilled with Joseph Hoffmans piano lessons. I am 67 years old & always wanted to play the piano. Thank you for online lessons. I encourage getting the materials also.
I’m 29 and also always wanted to learn but could not afford lessons as a child. I now have an electronic piano (real-key weight) that I saved up to buy. I’m so thankful for these lessons, that they are free, and so much fun! Even though they are directed towards children I don’t feel like they are dumbed down. Thank you very much Mr. Hoffman for allowing our childhood dreams to come true!
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