Is glissando possible, if I play that song on D major pentagon scale?
Yes, you can still do the glissando no matter what pentascale you’re playing in.
Hi Mr Hoffman! I love your lessons, i was just wondering where could i find the complete book of unit 2 so i can print it all together
Thank you! If you’d like to download the complete printable or audio materials for a unit, you can go to your materials on your account dashboard. Scroll up to the top of the page and look for the circular icon in the top right corner. It should be a colored circle with a letter or an animal in it. Click on that circle, then go down and click on “account” which will take you to your account dashboard. From there, click on the box that says “Materials” and it will let you download all the materials for the unit you are currently in. If it displays the materials for the wrong unit, just go to the unit you want, and complete a practice session within that unit, then try accessing the materials again. I hope that helps! Let us know if you have any more questions!
I used my own heartbeat mat.
This was so much fun i love adding chords to songs
Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Dear Hoffman, I need to ask you to slow down i had to go backwards because you were talking to fast and I was in unit four and had to go back to two thanks… hanks a lot😡 Please slow down thank you 😡😠😡😠!
I’m sorry if I’m going too fast. If you want to slow the video down, you can always change the settings on the YouTube player. Just click on the gear symbol on the bottom of the video, then go up to click where it says “speed” and you’ll be able to choose from several different options. If you don’t see the gear symbol, try watching the video on our YouTube Channel and it should let you change the settings. I hope that helps!
It definitely pays to stay til the end, the Shark in the Park, make me, a 21 year old, chuckle at the silly wonderfulness! 🙂 So for me, it’s no longer Mouse in the House. It’s Shark in the Park! And the addition of chords to make me play with both hands at the same time got me excited. All in all, great lesson 😀 carry on my dude 🙂
Thanks! I’m glad you liked the video.
If I transpose this song to the D major pentascale, should my LH also move up to playing D-A?
Yes, that’s right! If you transposed it to D major, you’d play a D chord with the left hand.
Thankyou so much for these lessons your a super good teacher.
Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons!
I really like this lesson .And the end.😀🤗
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I tried switching hands and i did it almost perfectly! Thanks for teaching us Mr Hoffman!
That’s wonderful! Keep up the great work! 🙂
Thank you, Mr Hoffman
You’re very welcome!
hi Mr.hoffman i love this song i play it all the time so far it is my favorite i play it with the melody i love it and now i fell like a pro when i play it with the melody thanks for teaching 🙂
That’s wonderful! It’s a great feeling when you’ve mastered a song. 🙂 Keep up the good work!
i love it <3
I all retea tryd it at home.
U are a great Teacher
Thanks a lot Mr. Hoffman. U’re a great teacher!! I’m 20 and this is my first time learning music theory and piano at the same time. It’s my childhood dream to play piano and only at this age I could able to learn it since my family couldn’t afford a piano for me. I couldn’t thank you more for all lessons you’ve taught me.
Anyway, I would like to ask you a few questions regarding my training regime. Currently, I’m having my summer break and start taking lessons exactly 4 days ago, I break down my practice time into two sessions: 4 hours in the morning and 3 hours at night. And now, I’m already at lesson 25. Am I going to fast because I read another post about why is it not good to proceed the lessons too fast. Btw, it’s not that I skip from practicing the old songs. It just that I already manage to play the pieces several times and proceed to new levels to keep myself entertain. Besides, I can play mouse in the house with notes on right hand and chord on left hand and switching to left hand with notes and right hand with chord right after it without stopping. As an experienced teacher, could u give me advises whether my training is correct or not?
Hi Naqi! Wow, 7 hours a day – I’m impressed! It is true that you want to be careful not to move through the lessons too quickly. However, since you are an older student and can afford the time, it is okay to move through the lessons quickly as long as you are continuing to practice and perfect the songs and skills learned in previous lessons. As you progress in the program your pace should naturally slow when you reach a point where the material becomes more challenging for you. If you haven’t read this already, you might find this article helpful with a bit more detail: When To Move On To The Next Lesson
I hope this helps! Happy Playing!
Thanks for the advises ^^ I’m gonna continue practicing the old songs and technique like fingering every day before I start new lessons. I wish I could finish as much as I can all the basic theories in 3 months time before my college start again. Have a good day Mr.Hoffman !!
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!!!
Thank you! Please tell Alex that I’m very happy to be his online piano teacher. Good luck and happy playing! 🙂
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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
Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We are delighted to have you learning with us. Good luck and happy playing!
Meeeeeeeooooooow with chords
Sounds like the kitty in the housey is learning to play the piano!
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i like the song
I’m glad! It’s a fun one.
I loved the puppet show and stuff but that lesson was really hard, dude.
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
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!!
You’re very welcome. I’m happy to be your piano teacher! – Mr. Hoffman
I am five years old. I liked your lesson, and I really liked the funny part. Thank you.
Hey my name is Anna but with one n
Thanks for lessons
are you going to play one time fur elise.
We have a video tutorial that teaches how to play “Für Elise” if that’s what you’re asking. You can find it in the bonus lessons, or go directly to the video by clicking on the link here.
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
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
Mr. Hoffman I love these lessons these are the best lessons in the whole wide world!!!! :]
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) =)
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
Mr. Hoffman, U make learning piano easy
And if may I add: very very very fun..
I will accomplish my dream of producing music and these lessons really help me. Thank you. Respect.
😀 thanks for the lessons
Hi,Mr.Hoffman,my sister Sophie maybe will want to come to your program.
Florence’s elder child.
mr hoffman? i was wondering do you have any kids? do they play the piano?
I have two boys, ages 6 and 8, and yes, they both play the piano!
did you teach them with the puppets?
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
does your wife also play?
Yes do you still do those puppets that you had on lesson 3
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.
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