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Lesson 42

Listen for Bells: Adding Chords

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        Lucia

        Would please update this video? New version works better for us. Thanks!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Even finger puppets need a break sometimes. 🙂 Don’t worry, they’ll show up again in later lessons.

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    Jean Whitman

    Really enjoying learning the piano at age 63! I’m sure you’ve been told you are the Mr. Rodgers of piano teachers! Playing on my grandmother’s piano. I’m to Unit 3 now and wondering if I missed something in printing it out. I have no answer keys.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! We’re glad to have you learning with us! Don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything. The unit 3 printables–just like the unit 3 videos–aren’t quite up to date, so they don’t have an answer key yet.

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        Jean Whitman

        Any other way to check my answers?

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    Kendri

    Haha wow what a surprise! It’s amazing how much change occurs between unit two and unit three!I
    Mr. Hoffman, thank you so much for making these videos! You’re such a good teacher!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! And yes, the unit 3 and 4 videos are much older and lower-quality. We’ll get around to updating them eventually. 🙂

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    Hemley Family

    why is there no princess baby or scuba eny more

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      Hoffman Academy

      Even finger puppets need a vacation sometimes. Don’t worry, they’ll be back in future lessons.

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        Kurt

        I get it that the finger puppets need a break

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    Dakota

    the intro is so much different

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yes. We recently updated units 1 and 2, but we haven’t gotten around to re-filming Unit 3 yet, so the intro at the beginning, and the film quality are a little different.

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    Caroline

    Mr. Hoffman on lesson 42 adding cords to listen for bells sheet say the 2 finger chord is different from the one actually on the sheet music on the bottom of the page. I hope you understand what I mean.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Are you asking why the example two-note chord is upside down compared to the ones on the sheet music? We’re sorry for the confusion. We didn’t intend to imply that all two-note chords have to look exactly like that, just that when you draw a two-note chord, you draw the two notes directly above one another. I hope that helps. Let us know if that didn’t answer your question!

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          Caroline

          The second note is not filled on the grand staff but when you show that definition of it it is filled. Do I. Make sense now. I will keep in touch.???

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            Hoffman Academy

            You’re right–the example of a two-note chord is filled in. That just means that it’s made up of quarter notes instead of half notes or dotted half notes like the chords in the song. Two note chords can be made up of any kind of note. I hope that helps.

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    Miranda

    Hi Mr Hoffman. It sounds like you had a cold when this one was filmed. Hope you are well now though. Are the 10 current units all there will be or are you planning to add to them? If so when?… I know, i’m only on unit 3, but it’s good to plan ahead right?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! We don’t know exactly how many units we’ll make, but our current estimate is about 30-40, and we’ll get started on unit 11 as soon as we can. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Sarosh

    Mr. Hoffman please do some easy tutorials for songs from the greatest showman!

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      Hoffman Academy

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

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    Landry

    Mr Hoffman is this unit filmed longer ago ?
    This wondering

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yes. We recently re-filmed and updated units 1 and 2, but we haven’t gotten around to updating unit 3 yet, so the videos are much older.

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      Hoffman Academy

      In order to access the games, you have to be logged into your premium account. You can find the games by scrolling up to the top of any page on the website. At the very top, to the right of the Hoffman Academy logo, there are four words: Home, Lessons, Games, and Help. Click on “Games” and it will take you to the games. You can also click on this link here. I hope that helps!

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    James

    What’s the name of you’re computer games? I am a video game expurt

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      Hoffman Academy

      When we launch Hoffman Academy 2.0 in the new year, we will have a new series of Online Interactive Learning Games that you can find right here on our website! These games will turn drills into fun, interactive learning challenges. Hope you will try them out when they are available!

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    Caelden

    The sky was going on my car today

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    Caelden

    I ran out of the trees and ran out of the trees to get to my house so they couldn’t have had a car that ran out of gas when it took me out of my room and walked out the car to myself for a car and walked around and the sky is going on my right side and my car

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    Caelden

    Helow father and father are a father of father father to the son of father of a father and the doctor father and the a father of the doctor and doctor who had a long life that was going on the last Christmas carol of Christmas

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    cj

    Hello Mr Hoffman. I was just wondering, do you play video games?

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      Hoffman Academy

      There are a few video games I enjoy playing with my brothers or my two boys. My favorite computer games, though, are the new Hoffman Academy games we’re working on! 🙂

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        cj

        wow you guys are you guys are making video games ,wow ,I love playing video games!

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          cj

          Are you guys going to sell them in stores

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            Hoffman Academy

            No, they’re pretty simply learning games that will be part of our premium subscription program that we’re launching next year. I hope you get the chance to give them a try!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Do you mean, where was this video filmed? This is one of our older lessons filmed in a smaller studio room, still at our Hoffman Academy – Portland location.

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    Rebecca

    Sorry I pressed post comment before I was done writing!Can you teach us how to play dance of the sugar plum fairy?

    -Rebecca

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks for the feedback! We plan what songs to use in our lessons pretty far out in advance, but I’ve added that piece to our requested songs for the future. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Rebecca

    Mr. Hoffman can you teach us how to

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      Hoffman Academy

      How to… what?! I’m excited to know what you want to learn about! 🙂

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    Anastasia

    I am loving your class’s so far I no all the songs you teached me????

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my lessons. Good luck and happy playing! – Mr. Hoffman

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    JESSIE

    Hi, I wanted to tell you Mr Hoffman that I LUB u lessons! thank you!

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    Alani

    Hi I’m Alani and I’m 9 and I love wild horses it’s my favorite song I’ve learned, thank you for the lessens.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful progress! I am very happy to be your piano teacher and wish you all the best as you continue with our lessons. If you would like to have your video posted with others from my online students, please submit it to our Recital Hall at this link: http://www.hoffmanacademy.com/recital-hall. Good luck and happy playing! – Mr. Hoffman

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    vasanti

    Thank you very much for these classes, Mr. Hoffman.

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    Ashi

    Does it matter adding a two-notes-chord or a three-notes-chord?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Good question. You can certainly try a three-note-chord in this song; adding the F# will sound a little different, but in this song it will still fit. Three-note-chords take a little more strength and finger independence, so don’t worry if it feels tricky at first. – Mr. Hoffman

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    samantha

    how can i find harder lessons ?