Lesson 23

Mouse in the House: Rhythm Dictation & Chords

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  • Huddleston Family

    My son Alex wanted me to let you know that he LOVES what you have been teaching him these past few lessons! Thank you for being a part of our homeschool specials curriculum! God bless you!!!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! Please tell Alex that I’m very happy to be his online piano teacher. Good luck and happy playing! 🙂

  • Jason Pulsipher

    What does a baby computer coll it’s Dad computer? Answer data

  • Myrna

    Thank you Mr Hoffman,
    best piano site I have encountered I am finally learning to play the piano,I like how you take your time and explain every lessons,. I make notes and practice everyday, the songs stays with me all day, I love your lessons

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We are delighted to have you learning with us. Good luck and happy playing!

  • Jack

    Meeeeeeeooooooow with chords

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      Hoffman Academy

      Sounds like the kitty in the housey is learning to play the piano!

  • Isaiah

    isaiah cdefggfedc love

  • oneil

    i like the song

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m glad! It’s a fun one.

  • Jack

    I loved the puppet show and stuff but that lesson was really hard, dude.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Isn’t it great? Mastering hard stuff is so much more rewarding than flying through easy stuff. If you put in the patience and effort, I’m confident that you can succeed. Good luck and happy playing! – Mr. Hoffman

  • Aryanna

    best lessons ever! I am 10 and my mom had no clue how to teach me. That changed after I started your lessons! Thank you!!

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re very welcome. I’m happy to be your piano teacher! – Mr. Hoffman

  • Anna

    I am five years old. I liked your lesson, and I really liked the funny part. Thank you.

    • Ana

      Hey my name is Anna but with one n

  • BOB

    Thanks for lessons

  • Joshua

    are you going to play one time fur elise.

  • Haydn

    So Mr. Hoffman my dad is making me learn the Beverly Hills Theme
    I own a Yamaha AWM stereo keyboard!

    I wish I knew what setting to use! Could you help me?

    P.S hardest song ever!

    P.P.S best lessons ever

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      Hoffman Academy

      A keyboard like that has lots of different setting options and many of them simply depend on your preference and the type of song you are playing. If you are looking for the best “voice” for the particular song you mentioned, I would look for a synth/synthesizer and slightly increase the acoustic reverb. Good luck! – Mr. Hoffman

  • Jessica

    Mr. Hoffman I love these lessons these are the best lessons in the whole wide world!!!! :]

  • moriah

    what were those BIG notes? the ones with 2 lines in top and four notes? I’ve seen whole notes that you hold down for four beats, but those were NOT whole notes! (they look kinda scary) =)

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s very observant of you! Those are called sixteenth notes, and they fit four very quick notes into one beat (rather than holding one note for four beats). In my program, they make the sound “ti-ki-ti-ki.” You’ll learn more about them in upcoming lessons, but if you want to see them in action right now, check out this fun video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEmV80UwTms

  • Gabe

    Mr. Hoffman, U make learning piano easy

    • Ashi

      And if may I add: very very very fun..

  • William

    I will accomplish my dream of producing music and these lessons really help me. Thank you. Respect.


    😀 thanks for the lessons

  • laura


  • Florence


    Hi,Mr.Hoffman,my sister Sophie maybe will want to come to your program.

    Florence’s elder child.

  • Melissa

    mr hoffman? i was wondering do you have any kids? do they play the piano?

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      Joseph Hoffman

      I have two boys, ages 6 and 8, and yes, they both play the piano!

      • moriah

        did you teach them with the puppets?

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          Hoffman Academy

          The finger puppets have helped my boys with their lessons at times, but they’re motivated more often by visits from lego men and dinosaurs. – Mr. Hoffman

      • moriah

        does your wife also play?

  • meilu

    Yes do you still do those puppets that you had on lesson 3

  • O'Shea

    Hello Mr. Hoffman! It’s O’shea. And today my sis wants to ask you a question.

    Hello Joseph, it’s O’shea’s sis Josephine. and I wanna ask you a question. Do you still do those finger puppets in your videos? I’m not really far, I’m only on Piano Unit 2. But still, is that true? You still do those puppets? I’m just wondering.
    Your fan, Josephine.