Lesson 2

Improvisation with Hot Cross Buns

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    Josie

    Thank you so much Mr.Hoffman I really enjoy playing the piano and this will help me improve thank you so much

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    Nora

    Your teaching style is very easy to understand ๐Ÿ‘ thank you

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    Madison

    I just started and this fun!!!!

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      We’re glad to have you learning with us. Happy playing!

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    Ruby

    I signed up but it didnt ask me to sign up for the thing offered In Lesson 2

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      Are you asking about the backing track for lesson 2? You can download it from the video, by clicking on the box in the bottom left corner that says “audio” I hope that helps!

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    Hana

    That’s really true! It is amazingly fun!

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    Hana

    How do u find “the backing track”?

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      Just click on the little box in the bottom left corner of the video that says “Audio.” I hope that helps!

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    Hana

    Those lessons are helping me soo much! Thx Mr.Hoffman! ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽน

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    Hana

    Hi I’m Hana I’m new and I really enjoy Mr.Hoffman’s lessons!
    My birthday is on November 1 and I’m 13 years old

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    Darpan

    Thank You for the Lessons . Its very encouraging. A big fan from Nepal of your piano and teaching skill.

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    Robin

    What is “the backing track”?

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    Aaliyah

    These lessons are super helpful! Thank you, Mr. Hoffman!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽผ

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      You’re very welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Melissa

    I am having some difficulty getting the audio and the video lessons to play. I wasn’t having trouble earlier, though.

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    Jonathan

    Thank you, these lessons are helping me a lot.๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ‘

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    Iรฑaki

    Thank you for teach me ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    Alwim

    Hello
    I have just started learning Keyboard.So this question may be a little amateur. How do you add the backing track?

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      Hi! Are you asking about downloading and using the backing track from our website, or playing an accompaniment on the piano, along with the melody? You can listen to the backing track by clicking on the box that says “audio” at the bottom left corner of the video. And, while you won’t specifically learn the accompaniment for this song, you’ll learn to play later songs with both hands. I hope that helps.

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    Jay

    Hello,
    My improvisation of the song is
    Re Mi Do, Re Mi Do,
    Re Re Do Re,
    Re Re Mi Re,
    Re Mi Do.

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      That’s a wonderful improvisation! Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Adrianna

    My improvisation of this song is Mi Re Do; Re Mi Do; Re Re Re Re Mi Mi Mi Do; Mi Re Mi Re Do. This is Adrianna, btw.

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      That’s a good improvisation!

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    Adrianna

    Hi, I’m Adrianna. I did a little experimenting with piano and piano lessons when I was little, but schoolwork and moving from North Carolina to Virginia took me off my groove. You helped me remember the basics and you are keeping me on the piano!!!! Btw, I’m 14 and you’re little finger puppets make even me giggle. My birthday is August 27, and I might ask for a book of sheet music for my keyboard.

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

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    Adrianna

    Thank you Mr. Hoffman!!! Now I know what improvising means on piano and I can do it with Hot Cross Buns!!!

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      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you found the lesson helpful. Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Semjon

    I like this Jazz-Style. Feels like making music from the beginning! Better than play scales to death …
    It would be nice to know the chords and rhythm for the right hand too, please ?. I can’t figure it out on my own, not yet.
    By the way, who is singing on the backing tracks, nice voice ?

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      Semjon

      Of course I mean the left hand ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Semjon

        To ignore my post is also an answer. The typical way to suppress my personality that I have to face everyday.
        But I let me not down press. I keep working.

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          We try to answer as many comments as we can, but it sometimes takes a few days to get around to them. We’re sorry for the wait, and thank you for your patience.

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      Thank you! while I won’t specifically teach the accompaniment for this song, we do have the sheet music if you’re interested in learning it on your own. Just request it through our Contact Us page and we’d be happy to send it to you!

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        Semjon

        Hi again.
        I like to say that the Hoffman Academy is the best music learning site that I can found in the whole internet.
        Ear training, solfeggio, improvisation, rhythm words all what Kodaly means to build a solid foundation (no other site offers that all in one package). I believe it could be the right way for me to learn, but I’m a little bit old so my brain structure will be remain the same. I can only keep practice everyday a bit ๐Ÿ™‚

        Keep up the fantastic work!

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          Thank you! We’re so glad you’re enjoying our program, and hope you continue to find it helpful. Happy playing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Angelo

    Thank you now I learned how to improvise

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      You’re welcome. Great job learning how to improvise!

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    Roos

    This is great, thank you so much for this ๐Ÿ™‚

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      You’re very welcome! We’re glad you enjoyed the lesson.

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      That’s wonderful! Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Prisha

    it was so beneficial to me tysm

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    nelson

    i like this lesson,and its easy to understand ,your so great…….

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    Ambika

    Thank you so much for the lessons! They are amazing

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    fatima

    i’ve just come into thus acedemy , tooooooo usefull ????

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      We’re glad to have you learning with us! Happy playing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Maame Esi

    Without the premium, can I still get printable sheets

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      There are a few pieces of sheet music that are available (The materials for “Hot Cross Buns” for example) and there are some printable resources on our Music Learning Resources page that are available to download with a basic account. However, in order to have access to the majority of the printable and audio materials, you either need to have a premium account, or purchase them by unit on our online store. I hope that helps!

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    Meya

    the audio is cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

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      Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

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      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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    Xavier

    I’m confused where to find the backing track

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      There should be a little box in the bottom left corner of the video that says “Audio.” If you click on that, it should let you listen to the backing track. I hope that helps! Let us know if that’s not working for you.

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      Ace

      Iโ€™m starting to get the hang of this

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        That’s wonderful! Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alicia

    hello,I’m new to Hoffman Academy but,I’m already satisfied with these amazing lessons!

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      Hello and thank you! We’re glad to have you learning with us, and hope you continue to enjoy the lessons. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mollie

    I loved the impravision part of this. I felt like an expert. Thanks!

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      That’s great! I’m so glad you enjoyed the improvising. Keep up the amazing work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michael Alcin

    Thank you for teaching me this
    Amazing song

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      You’re very welcome! We’re so glad you enjoyed learning it.

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    Raphael

    Why is hot cross buns so easy? btw i actually improvised the level 1 fur elise and repeated the 1st ending at the middle and bam thats the end!

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      That’s great! I’m glad you were able to learn the song.

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    Rebekah

    It’s so easy to be creative

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    Janino

    what if this is to easy for me?

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      If youโ€™ve had some previous piano experience, or if it’s too easy, itโ€™s ok to start with unit 2. Itโ€™s good to start as early in the program as you can to learn any music theory skills that might be new to you, but feel free to move quickly through the early units, watching multiple videos a day if you want to, until they get more challenging. You can also jump around and skip lessons as needed. If you do choose to skip to unit 2, you might want to look through the lessons in unit 1 first to see if there are any topics you are unfamiliar with or would like to review. I hope that helps!

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    Eric

    A little difficult to improvise but I am trying

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      It can be tricky, but I’m confident you can get the hang of it! Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Abuilu

    I learned two lessons it’s clear now. I want to learn more.

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    Mjellma

    I only watched two lessons and already improved on piano!

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      That’s wonderful! Keep up the great work!

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    CHEYENNE

    Hi, this Cheyenne. I am just starting to play(6months), but I love Hoffman Academy and I find the first unit excellent and it tells you a lot.

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    CHEYENNE

    Hi, this Cheyenne. I am just starting to play(6months), but I love Hoffman Academy and I find the first unit excellent and it tells you a lot. Also, I have a question: does it matter if you play the keyboard or the piano? I play the keyboard and it the lessons help a lot and I don’t see a difference. Thank you!

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      Hi Cheyenne! It’s perfectly fine to learn on an electric keyboard instead of an acoustic piano. While it’s best to have an piano, or a keyboard with 88 weighted keys, it’s also all right to start out with a smaller keyboard.

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    Joshua

    Hi this is Joshua
    How much practice should I do between lessons?
    Are we supposed to do a lesson a week and then then do the practice session every day?

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    Rylan

    How do you download the backtrack he was talking about?

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      To access the materials for this lesson, just click on the little box at the bottom left corner of the video that says “Audio” and you should be able to listen to the backing track. I hope that helps! Let us know if that doesn’t work for you.

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    Jillian

    My apologies that was my younger sister.

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    Jillian

    Help Im being forced to do this! ๐Ÿ™

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    Zahra

    Hi how many lessons are free? As I can see 1&2

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    Morgane

    Can you possibly do the blue Danube as a lesson that would benefit e very cool!

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

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    Lleyton

    Hi, Iโ€™m from Belgium (so, my English is not perfect). But I have a question, I have a keyboard with 61 keys, is this enough to learn/play all the units? I am asking, because you are playing on a 88-key piano.

    I loved the first two lessons.

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      Morgane

      I should work I have keyboard too.
      M

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    Yuki roat

    Awesome lesson for developing basics in piano learning,beneficial to learnwith enjoyable piano lessons.

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    Kristina

    the lessons here are so much better than the one on youtube!

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    Johanna

    The lessons are fun,challenging, and easy to understand.

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    Jessica

    I have purchased a monthโ€™s premium membership for my 2 children to try out the lessons. Where do I find the free back track download for Hot Cross Buns? Thanks!

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    Michael

    Love this! Had a fun time doing the improv!!

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      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Foon

    Hi Mr. Hoffman, my son is almost 7 years old. I started teaching him how to play the piano when he was 4.5 years old. I played the piano too. Passed my grade 8 many years ago. However I was not sure if I was using the correct method and therefore I found him a piano teacher who was highly recommended by my colleagues. After having lessons from him for about 10 months, my son still struggles to read the notes. Then I found you on google. I told my son about you and we watched the first lesson of unit one. He enjoyed the lesson so much that he asked me to like you on Facebook. I am mostly likely going to upgrade to premium package.
    How many lessons per week do you think is suitable for my son?

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    Sameer

    My daughter just completed lesson 2 and would like to say – “Hello Mr. Hoffman”

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    somayeh

    Hi .can รฌ save this video in ma cellphone to use it for my children?

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    Rotten

    I want to learn piano so I can play any song from my imagination, I wish I could tranform my ideas to real, but I’ve heard it is impossible, I learn from the basics to the advanced, so I can play “Sweden” from c418

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      Those are great goals! With focused practice and persistence, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish in learning and even composing music. Keep up the great work!

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    Sumit

    This lesson was a good fun especially jazz style.

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        Melissa

        hi Mr. Hoffman how do I start the lesson

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    Hannah

    I really enjoyed this lessons and learning how to improvise. Thanks for the awesome lessons!
    -Hannah

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      Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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    Miranda

    I got a premium membership for my three older children. I was honestly starting to think it was a waste for my 5 year old son. My other children were enthusiastic, but not him. My girls have clocked up about 2000 points on practice and lesson time over the past 2 weeks. I noticed that more and more my son was getting won over by Mr Hoffman. Today I found him practicing without being told. This is a big achievement.

    Another plus. I have tried other online โ€œinteractiveโ€ learning. It has turned out to be not so interactive. My kids turn into zombies staring with vacant expressions and not responding to the teacher. But they listen to Mr Hoffman and even more they laugh, and call out the answers to his questions!

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    Kylie

    Hello, I am having trouble getting lesson 2 to load. Lessons 1 & 3 are fine – is there an issue with lesson 2? I have tried several times and have a premium membership however no luck. Thanks Kylie

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    jose

    Improvising is not easy but once you master it, it’s going to be a show! Here in Brazil the pianists improvise a lot and create over all improvisation and then end up creating a new musical style over time. They learn the original style and then mix with the national styles and a different sound comes out. I want to learn to play the piano because I think it’s too beautiful who plays with dominance and safety.

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    Ricardo

    This video is awesome. I thought I would not be able to do this until I watched this video. I finally played it.

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      Congratulations on mastering the song! Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Makennah

    Thank you so much.I take lessons and we could not go go I looked online and I found this.

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    Cristian

    Thank you. You’re great. I’m starting now. Me and my daughter. Thank you again

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    Katie

    I am enjoying the videos.
    I already play an instrument and wanted to try and learn another one. Thanks

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    Chalmer

    Please where is the academy situated

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    Jeremiah

    Nice I am talented in keyboard I have never went for any lessons but I can say I am good in it and with your lessons. I think I will improve to be the best I can be but there is one thing to do like you said PRACTICE but I dot understand do you pay for any of this lessons because I am seeing.9dollars for a month or something like that please tell me

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    Jeremiah

    Nice I am talented in keyboard I have never went for any lessons but I can say I am good in it and with your lessons. I think I will improve to be the best I can be but there is one thing to do like you said PRACTICE

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      That’s right! There’s no limit to how skilled you can become if you keep practicing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Frances

    How do I play the backing track? Where is it? I can’t find it. I signed up for the free lessons but I don’t have it in my downloads.

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      There should be a little box in the bottom left corner of the video that says “Audio.” If you click on that, it should let you listen to the backing track. I hope that helps! Let us know if you’re still having problems.

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    Ghaydaa

    I’m glad to find teacher like you.thanks a lot for your effortsโค

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    Rakesh

    Superb awesome. I am from India and I want to become a music director can you please guide me sir

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    Sarah

    Hi, I purchased and downloaded the complete lesson materials for 1-20 back in 2015, now that we’ve moved house, I’d like to renew our goals of learning to play the piano. I have found them on my computer but the music sheets and other things online are not available anymore. How do I get them back? Regards, Sarah

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    Daniel

    Wow, Iโ€™m already successfully playing jazz on my second day!

    I read some of the oldest comments from July 2016. Do you still offer the materials for Unit 1 for free if we sign up for your newsletter?

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      That’s great! We offer the Lesson 1 materials for free, not the full unit 1 materials. This has always been the case. The older comment you’re referring to may have had a typo in it. To get the Lesson 1 materials, all you need to do is create an account, which automatically puts you on the newsletter. Then you can access the materials by going to lesson one and clicking on the boxes at the bottom left corner of the video that say “Printables” and “Audio.” I hope that helps!

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    reza

    hi
    i’m reza.first it’s better to tell you my english isn’t very good,because we speak in persian, maybe i have a bad grammar in this letter .
    in my country we can’t get the premium ,because we haven’t international credit _card,we can’t pay any thing out of the country .
    and the premium access is very expensive for us . we can buy little car with 300$ .all of my salary in a month is 50$ because i’m student and i have a part-time job . i lost my father 5 years ago after that my mother didn’t support me,so i can’t afford to get the premium access,please please help me i really need that .

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    Daisy

    This site is pretty good 4 my daughter she has been learing a lot

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s great! I’m so glad you and your daughter are finding the lessons helpful.

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    Tricia

    Hello there,
    This is a great tutorial. I look forward to learning how to play the piano. Thank you Mr. Hoffman

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! We’re glad to have you learning with us!

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    Yui

    I’ve finally found it thank you?

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    Marc Nusser

    Hi, i’m trying to teach myself piano with your videos and they seem to be helping, am i missing out on TOO much without the premium?

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s a good question. It really depends on your musical goals and learning style. If you’re making a serious study of music then premium is very helpful. The printable worksheets deepen comprehension of music theory, the audio tracks help with ear training and rhythm, and the games provide the drilling needed to become fluent in core musical concepts. However, the lessons are our core curriculum, so if you are just learning as a hobby or if that’s all you can afford, it’s certainly fine to stick with just the videos. We offer a 30-day guarantee, so the best way to find out what you’re missing is to give it a try. If you don’t feel that it’s a good fit, you’re welcome to cancel within 30 days for a full refund.

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    Irene

    It seems studying piano with you is far more fun for Mummy (me) than my daughter. Any tips for getting her to study more? Should I maybe not do it? I thought the improvisation was absolutely brilliant. She is 5 and I can get her to practice 3 times per day. She loved the alphabet stuff. She loves being clever.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! The amount of time your daughter should spend studying will depend on your individual situation. In general, practicing three times a day should be plenty. It’s also definitely important for a student to have fun while learning and practicing. This blog post How to Make Piano Practice Fun, has some tips for making practice time more enjoyable. I hope that helps!

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    Darlene

    Hi, Joseph I have a keyboard but I,ve been training myself lessons were too high I just started the lesson and I,m very pleased to say I love your style of training I will practice everyday from now on thanks for the lessons. Darlene

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! I’m so glad you’re finding the lessons helpful so far! Good luck and happy playing!

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    Elizabeth

    Hey, am more advanced and know all of this so, what unit should I be taking. Thank you.

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      Hoffman Academy

      It’s good to start as early in the program as possible, but if you’ve already had more than a year of piano experience, you can feel free to start in unit 2, skip around, and move quickly through the lessons until you feel like you’re starting to learn new material. I’d also suggest reading our blog post, Where to Begin with Hoffman Academy to help you decide where to start. Good luck and happy playing!

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        Elizabeth

        I have been taking piano lessons for seven years now, so what unit do you think? Thank you.

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          Hoffman Academy

          Wow, seven years is pretty impressive! It’s hard to say, since different methods of teaching progress at different rates and introduce techniques and music theory in different orders. You can look through the units on our lesson index page and try watching some of the lessons from later units to see if they’re closer to your skill level. However, with seven years of experience, you might be ahead of our current curriculum. We don’t have very much intermediate or advanced material yet.

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    Morgan

    hey.If i can play hot cross bun with using 6 keys at the same time and master the lessons in 15 minutes should i try more of advance level.

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      Hoffman Academy

      If you feel like Unit 1 isnโ€™t challenging enough, you can start with Unit 2 Itโ€™s good to start as early in the program as you can to learn any music theory skills that might be new to you, but feel free to jump around and skip lessons as needed. If the lessons move too slowly, you can adjust the speed so they play faster. This blog post explains how to do that: YouTube Settings for Optimizing your Video Lessons.

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    Mitra

    Hello, could you please tell me where I can find the backing track?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi! For this lesson, there should be a little box on the bottom left corner of the video that says “Audio” If you click on it, it should let you download the backing track used in the lesson. I hope that helps! Good luck and happy playing!

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    Sonja

    mr Hoffman, can we learn how to play the accompaniment please

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      Hoffman Academy

      While I won’t specifically teach the accompaniment for “Hot Cross Buns,” we do have the sheet music if you’re interested in learning it on your own. If you would like us to send it to you, you can request it through our Contact Us page, and we’ll be happy to email you a copy! Good luck and happy playing!

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    Kaes

    Hello there, I’ve been studying for the past few months and have invested in the C-D-E system rather than the Do-Re-Mi nomenclature…any tips to help smooth out working on both?
    Thanks

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi! If you want to learn more about solfege (Do-Re-Mi) and the musical alphabet (C-D-E) and why it’s useful to understand both systems, I’d suggest checking out our blog post: What is Solfege?. To help with using solfege in connection with the musical alphabet, just remember that solfege is a movable system, and that “Do” is the first note in the major scale of whatever key you’re playing in. So for example, if you’re playing in the key of C, the note “C” would be “Do” and if you’re playing in the key of F#, then “F#” would be “Do.” I hope that helps! Let me know if you’re still having trouble, or if you have any other questions. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Yadira

    My son was so exited to do the SUPER CHALLENGE, both hands eyes closed! he had fun playing the games as well.

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s great! I’m so glad he’s enjoying the lessons and games, and it sounds like he’s making some awesome progress! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Marcelo Esteban

        I just played with the accompaniment track but I did something unique:
        1) The first time I heard the four clicks I played as usual
        2) The second time I played the main melody yet again, but embelishing it
        3) I played the original melody one last time

        I think embelishing a melody is something you did not yet cover, but I wanted to try it ith this one

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    joshua

    mr.hoffman are you married? just asking

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    arnel

    I can play hot cross bun on the white keys

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      Marcelo Esteban

      I can too, it’s E-D-C,E-D-C, C-C-C-C-D-D-D-D, E-D-C

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    Kristen

    I have a question. How can you pitch your voice with the keyboard? I take singing lessons but I still find it hard to sing the exact sound of the key without sounding breathy.

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      Hoffman Academy

      It can be hard to sing accurately and play the piano at the same time because your brain has to focus on both playing and singing. As you continue to practice each song, it should slowly become easier to sing while you play. I hope that helps!

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    Ravi

    can be improvise off the black keys for hot cross buns?

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      Hoffman Academy

      I would suggest just using the three black keys when you improvise for this song. However, you’re free to improvise any way you want, so if you’d really like to, you can try using some other notes too. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Sijing

    Hello๏ผŒMr.Hoffman, I have question that where can I download the backing track?

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      Hoffman Academy

      If you go to Lesson 1, there should be a box at the bottom left corner of the video that says โ€œAudioโ€. Click on that box and it will let you download the backing track for โ€œHot Cross Bunsโ€. I hope that helps! Good luck and happy playing.

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    Michael

    I only have a 61 Key Keyboard. It is a Yamaha PSR – 18. I bought it in a pawn shop. I want to know if it is a good piano to learn with before I bump my game up.

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      Hoffman Academy

      As long as it’s in good working condition, it should be fine. Having a keyboard with 88 weighted keys to practice on is preferable because it helps you develop finger strength and because some more advanced pieces use a wider range of notes. However, itโ€™s fine to start on a smaller keyboard, and with 61 keys you’ll still be able to play all of the songs taught in the lessons so far.

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    Augustine

    Good job sir. Nice lesson. I Just a new PIANO today..

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    Kylie

    Thank you so much I love your videos and they help me a lot.

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you like the videos.

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    Kara

    My parents will not do the money order is there a way that i can still learn i’ve been trying to learn for 2 years

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      Hoffman Academy

      Because all of our video lessons are completely free, many people choose to learn just using the videos. If you’re dedicated and practice regularly, you can use Hoffman Academy to improve your piano skills, with or without the materials that premium members have access to.

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      Hoffman Academy

      We’re sorry you’re having trouble accessing the videos! Our videos are streamed via YouTube, so if you are in a place or building that blocks YouTube videos, then the videos won’t play on our website. If that’s not the problem, try again and see if the videos work now. If you’re still having trouble viewing the videos, contact us and describe your problem and we’ll try to help you further!

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        LaNell

        I don’t think that’s it
        Lessons 1 and 3 play fine
        Video does not load for lesson 2

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          Hoffman Academy

          If you still can’t get the video to load, try watching Lesson 2 on YouTube, and then coming back to the website for Lesson 3. We’re sorry for any inconvenience that may cause.

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    ethan

    Hello sir Hoffman! I have a question. Am I learning about chords or notes?

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s a great question! In this lesson, we’re just playing the melody, which is made up of individual notes. Chords are specific combinations of notes played at the same time. By the end of unit 1, you’ll start learning how to add chords to the songs you’re playing.

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    Evelyn Marfa

    Hi, I’m new to HA and we are excited to learn more. I want to know where to get the backing track? The link to sign up for the Newsletter is not working. TIA.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi! You can get the materials for Lesson 1, which are free, by clicking on the boxes that say โ€œPrintablesโ€ and โ€œAudioโ€ in the bottom left corner of the video. If you would like the complete materials for unit 1, you can purchase them at our store or get a premium subscription which will allow you access to the materials for all of the units, as well as practice sessions and games, on a monthly basis. I hope that helps! In regard to the newsletter, if you’re still having trouble, let us know through our contact us page and we will be happy to help you!

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    Heather

    Thank you so much for your academy, which is helping me teach my son how to play the piano! Though I have played since I was 5, and did competitions, I donโ€™t feel like I know how to โ€œteachโ€ him. Heโ€™s going to be a sophomore in high school and finally decided he was interested in learning to play. When he asked me I was super excited! I had been asking him since he was young. Thanks again!

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re welcome! We’re so glad to have your son learning with us!

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    A'Anna

    thank you because of your first lesson i’m staying with the academy and I can’t wait for more fun

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed the first lesson and that you want to continue learning with us!

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    Ashley

    These lessons are great! Way better than all my piano teachers I have had! What’s the best way to practice when you go out of town and don’t have access to a piano??

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m glad you like the lessons, and we’re so happy to have you learning with us! Even if you go on vacation and don’t have access to a keyboard of any kind, you can still practice by listening to and singing the songs you’re learning. This blog post, Summer Time Practice Tips, also has some ideas for keeping up with piano practice during summer vacation. I hope that helps!

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    Ronan

    26 year old guy from Galway, Ireland here.
    Loving these lessons ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Ayub

    Actually I can play now in a very short time

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    Ayub

    I am able to pay with actual nods but not able to improvise like same song with different nods but I am like to much thanks

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    Tracey

    LOVING THIS XXX
    AND I’M 56!!!

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      shervon

      noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    Madelyn

    Im enjoyig yhis alot thank you

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re very welcome!

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    Tijn

    Thanks alot for your piano lessons. I have been learning a little, but never found a good video/lesson for a good price or for my skill level. I love your positivity and exitement to learn us to play the piano. Excuses for my bad English!
    Keep it up!
    -Tijn

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! We’re so glad to have you learning with us!

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    Alex

    Will we later learn to read music sheets and notes and learn to play by reading?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yes! As you continue to progress through the lessons, you will learn how to sight read music.

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    John Moghissi

    Hot Cross Buns taste pretty good, but maybe we could use Hot Cross Tortillas instead. Just a thought.

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    Patricia Joyce

    Your lessons are great! I’m a thirteen year-old and I am only a beginner at piano. I am unavailable on Saturdays but my schedule is free for the rest of the week, how many hours per day, and how many days a week, would you recommend me to practice? Thanks!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hi Patricia! I am so glad that you are enjoying the lessons! Everyone watches the lessons at a different pace, so it depends on what is right for you. Most students watch 2-3 lessons per week in the beginning. And I would recommend practicing 5 days a week for at least 15 minutes a day in the beginning. The further you get in the program and the more advanced you are, the more you will want to practice each day. You can also read more details in our When to Move onto the Next Lesson article, written by Mr. Hoffman.

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    Patricia Joyce

    Hello Mr. Hoffman! My name’s Patricia and I live in the Philippines. I have been looking for piano lessons just like these, easy to understand, free, and awesome! Thank you so much for these great video tutorials!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Are you still having an issue viewing lesson 2? I would try refreshing your page and see if that helps.

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      Ruby

      Mine isn’t either and I have refreshed a lot

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        Hoffman Academy

        If you are having issues viewing this lesson, please use our Contact Us page to submit your issue and our support team will be happy to help troubleshoot the issue.

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      Tijn

      Hi Chris, I noticed that Mr. Hoffman’s video’s are also available on YouTube, so you can try seaching it there.
      Good luck!

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    Nhica

    Hi mr. Hoffman pano po matuto ng piano

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      Patricia Joyce

      Ate, hindi yata siya nakakaintindi ng tagalog haha.

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        Hoffman Academy

        It’s true that I don not understand Tagalog. But I am thrilled to have you learning with me! Welcome to Hoffman Academy!

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    Cynthia

    Hello we love your lessons! I just purchased Unit 1 for my son but can not locate the Improvisation with Hot Cross Buns mp3 track? Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Hoffman Academy

      The backing track for improvising with “Hot Cross Buns” is the first mp3 on the Practice CD (01-Hot-Cross-Buns). There are also “Hot Cross Buns” Tracks on the Listening CD, but those are mostly used for ear training. Hope this helps! If you are still having trouble locating it contact us and we will be happy to send it to you. Good luck and happy playing!

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    edwin Mamo

    Hi.mr hoffman .it sounds perfect that i found you.im new in usa .i was student in tehran conservatoary in iran.im really looking for piano classes for refresh myself then keep going into the music.my main question is that ,can i meet you if its possible??

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      Hoffman Academy

      Our physical academy is located in Portland, Oregon. If you’re ever visiting out here, we’d love to have you stop by and say hello!

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    Nafly

    I like hot cross buns,it’s good

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad you enjoyed learning it!

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    Kylle

    This is a really fun learning site. I like it and so does my family.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad to hear that! Music is a wonderful thing to share with your family.

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    Pablo

    Hi. But can I use other notes then just Mi, Re and Do?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yes! All of the black keys will sound good with this accompaniment, which gives you two more notes to play with.

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    Mark

    I need help I was at unit 2 but I was having trouble

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m sorry to hear that! I’m impressed, however, that you’re apparently taking time for some review – that’s a great thing to do when you’re having trouble moving forward in the lessons. Was there a particular question or issue you needed help with? I’m happy to oblige!

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    Lacinda

    Just started these lessons with my 11, 9, and 6 year olds. They are excellent!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you so much! I’m very glad to hear that you and your kids are enjoying our lessons. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Caleb

    I am doing another piano corse and so I am doing two piano corses

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      Hoffman Academy

      Wow, that’s commitment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Seema

    Hi! I watched the vids but I couldn’t find the material and i bought it at the store. Where can u find it after buying it?

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s a great question. After placing an order, you should have received a confirmation email with download links (and, since it’s an automated response, you may want to check your spam/junk folder in case it was misfiled). Even without the email, however, you can always access your files by logging in to our website and clicking the blue “Account” button in the upper right corner. Check under “Recent Orders” and click on “View.” Feel free to contact us if you have any trouble. Good luck and happy playing!

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    tiffany

    These lessons are really great. Trying to do them with my 4 year old. Its hard to hold his attention but he hangs in there to see the finger puppets at the end (BRILLIANT!). Thank you for offering these!

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      Hoffman Academy

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you and your son are enjoying our lessons.

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    Tammy

    Thank you for this wonderful resource! My 9-year-old is enjoying his lessons immensely!

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad! We’d love to hear about her progress down the road. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Ryan

    THIS IS THE BEST PIANO LESSONS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ITS NOT :(.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m glad you enjoyed most of it! Did you have a question or concern we could help with?

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    Ellie Cain

    Where are the worksheets you said were available on your video?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Basic (free) and Premium members alike may download the printable and audio materials for Lesson 1 using the links below the video viewing area. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Paul

    I bought the family version of the software, but it did not have the backing track for Hot Cross Buns for the improvisation lesson. Was it supposed to have that?

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      Hoffman Academy

      The backing track for Lesson 1 Part 2 is the same jazzy accompaniment used in Lesson 1 part 1. Sorry for the confusion!

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    Eva

    Hi, I have registered but cannot find the backing track to Lesson 1 Pt. 2. Can you please direct me to it. TY.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Basic (free) and Premium members alike may download the printable and audio materials for Lesson 1 using the links below the video viewing area. Good luck and happy playing!

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        David

        I’ve registered but haven’t received the gift. Please send to
        butler dk3@msn.com
        Thanks, it looks like an excellent approach to especially help young ones get started.

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          Hoffman Academy

          Thanks for notifying us! We’ve responded in detail via email.

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    Hanna

    Hi i was wondering what unit do you learn to read music .

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      Hoffman Academy

      Staff notation is introduced near the end of Unit 1 and the grand staff is introduced at the beginning of Unit 2; however, learning to read music is a process that we teach and build on gradually over our first several units of lessons. I hope that helps!

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    Z. R.

    Is registering free or do you have to pay?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Registering for an account on our site and receiving our newsletter is entirely free, and so is watching our video lessons and recital hall. Enjoy!

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    Patty

    is there an option to mail cd’s instead of downloading mp3’s? I’m finding it hard to login to the site with my free account from my phone- it keeps saying login or register & in the top right it shows I am logged in. It doesn’t give me the option to listen to the free ” jazz hot cross buns ” from my phone or the computer.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m afraid we haven’t produced hard copies of our PDF or MP3 materials and so are unable to ship CDs. I also apologize that you’re having a hard time logging in to our site – we would love to help you get that working, and to help you receive your free materials for Lesson 1! Please send an email to Support@HoffmanAcademy.com with the following information:

      1. What browser and operating system are you using?
      2. When you click “Log In,” does a pop-up login form appear, or are you taken to a new page with the login form?

      We look forward to helping you!

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    Eleanore

    I enjoyed watching Mr.Hoffman teach the basic. I am playing piano at church but I am lazy to read notes now so I play mostly chords that is why I want to start learning again. I would like to register for all the music lessons. . Please let me know how to register. Thank you

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      Hoffman Academy

      Registering for our website is simple! Just visit hoffmanacademy.com/registration and submit the form for a free account. All 140+ lessons on our site are available to watch, and you can work through them at your own pace. Good luck and happy playing!