Lesson 25

Rain Come Wet Me

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    Eshetu

    Add the full song β€œ A million dreams.” From the greatest showman. & please do the full song!

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      Hoffman Academy

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

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      Elisabeth

      omg best song ever and best movie ever!

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    Ahmed

    I really appreciate the effort you put for these lessons, and I am glad to be one of your students. I was just wondering what’s the benefit of the hand signs in the long run, is it for ear training?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! And yes, the hand signs are just a way to help you memorize the solfege.

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    Junior

    I love this lesson!!!!!!!!!!?????

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! We’re so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

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    Sabrina

    Another commentor mentioned a “student achievement page”. Can I ask what that is? and how I can gain access to it? Thanks!

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      Hoffman Academy

      The student achievement page is in the beginning of the complete materials for this unit. It’s a sticker chart to help keep track of what you’ve learned and accomplished so far in the unit. If you have a premium account, you can either access it through your account dashboard or by downloading it from the first practice session in the unit. Otherwise, it’s available for purchase at our online store. I hope that helps! Let us know if you have any further questions.

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    Melissa

    My children are really loving the β€˜student achievement page’, what a great motivator!!
    Thanks again, I could never say enough good things about this program!!
    Oh, and they watch each finger puppet skit at the end at least three times☺️

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! We’re so glad your children are enjoying the program. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Ezra

    Hi I was wondering if you could do the song :Rebellions are built on hope from Rogue One. your lessons are very detailed and I like the way you don’t rush things your great

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons. I’ll add that song to our list of requested songs for future lessons.

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    Saravanan

    Dear Mr. Hoffman, I love your lessons a lot! I am so grateful to be learning from you. In this lesson, you are playing from 0:26 seconds to 0:50 seconds the same song, and that sounds even more beautiful. I didn’t even know that such sounds are possible in Piano. Is it just piano or some other thing getting played? How do i play like that if its Piano? In any case, big thank you for your lessons! Yours gratefully, A little guy from a remote place in India.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons, and we’re happy to have you learning with us! Yes, that song was just me playing the piano and singing. As you practice and improve, you’ll gradually gain the skills you need to play more intricate accompaniments to songs like that.

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    Yadira

    One of the challenges is to play with eyes close or both hands, my son decided to do both at the same time, eyes close using both hands while playing and singing hot cross buns, frog in the middle and listen for bells, I even recorded him playing them. Is getting to the point that he is more and more comfortable playing the songs any way you ask, I’m seeing a lot of wrought on him, thank you for your dedication.

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      Hoffman Academy

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad to hear he’s progressing well and completing the challenges. Keep up the great work! πŸ™‚

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m glad you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re very welcome!

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thanks! I’m glad you like them.

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    Adrianne

    Hey Hoffman I think you should make a lesson about all of me.

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      Hoffman Academy

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

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    Morgan

    I’m so bad at the piano but as long as you are my teacher I think I can do anything! I love you ❀️ and I hope you’re having a great time teaching us to play it thanks for your great support and help just know that I am praying for you and your family

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you so much! We’re very happy to have you learning with us. πŸ™‚

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    Morgan

    How old are you mr. Hoffman???? Please reply!!!!!!!

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      Hoffman Academy

      As old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth. πŸ™‚

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    Morgan

    You should teach us the theam song for the carabeans sorry if it is spelled wrong I am 10 years old and not the best speller lol!

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      Hoffman Academy

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

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    Morgan

    Where did you get your metronome? I need one really bad please reply thanks?

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      Hoffman Academy

      The best places to buy metronomes are probably music stores. You could also try looking for one online. I hope that helps!

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    Colton

    did you right the song you play before every lesson?

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      Hoffman Academy

      No, I didn’t. That song is called “All of Me” and it was written by Jon Schmidt.

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    Destiny

    Hi Mr. Hoffman could you make a video for fur Elise

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yes! We actually have some tutorials for Fur Elise already! You can find them in our Bonus Lessons. I hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

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    olivia

    mr.hoffman is there a way you could delete your other profile(s)

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      Hoffman Academy

      Do you mean delete other students from your account? If your student or profile you want to delete has a free account, go to the account dashboard, then click on Students, and then click on that student’s avatar. That will take you to their profile page. There’s a red link below “save changes” that says “Delete [student’s] profile.” Click there and that should get rid of the profile. If you want to delete a premium student, you first need to go to the manage premium page and toggle their subscription from Premium to Basic (Free), and then follow the instructions above to delete the profile. Let me know if you need more help!

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        Assumpta

        They might have meant to type “Bad” but pressed E instead of D because those 2 keys are close together.

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          Caroline

          no actually bae means a person’s boyfriend or girlfriend (often as a form of address.)

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            Caroline

            i don’t know why that was said it doesn’t make any sense.

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    Wen

    Hello Mr.Hoffman, I really enjoy your online courses. I’m just curious, do you use your own method books for piano teaching?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Hello! Yes, I do teach using a method that I developed. You can learn more about it here on our “about” page.

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    anna

    can you do a video for Amazing Grace?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you for the suggestion! I will add it to our list of potential future songs.

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    Kelly

    i love this piano playing leans

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    Collin

    At my middle school my music teacher says that so is Sol. Do you know which one it is,or does it even matter?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Both are correct! Traditionally, Sol is used but the L is not usually pronounced. So, I have chosen to use So in an effort to simplify solfège for beginning piano players. I hope that helps clarify. Happy Playing!

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    Amy

    Dear Mr. Hoffman I love your lessons there so fun and amazing I’ve never seen anyone teach music like this it’s an easy way for me to learn and it’s free I’m so happy are you learning skills you’re so fun and I specially love when you do bonus lessons keep on making my lessons Mr. Hoffman I encourage you you’re the best teacher other bonus lessons keep on making my lessons Mr. Hoffman I encourage you you’re the best teacher !!!!!!!????????????

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      Hoffman Academy

      Wow, thank you so much! I am so glad you are enjoying the lessons! πŸ™‚

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        Morgan

        Do you do the puppets or does someone else do that??

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          Hoffman Academy

          I make the puppet shows.

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        Morgan

        I’m so excited to go back to doing piano it is so much fun and I love it ? and I hope that you will get to teach us the theam song for the best show ever… the carabeans

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          Hoffman Academy

          I’m so glad you love the piano, and we’re happy to have you learning with us!

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    The Tortoise

    Hello Mr Hoffman,
    I am an adult learner and love your lessons. Thank you so much. When analysing the music I can manage to get the rhythm and write it down but realise I have a problem analysing pitch, ie whether the notes repeat, step up or step down etc. (although I can sing back the notes). When you do the solfege/show the answer I can then hear it but I can’t yet do this independently. Is this something that will come eventually do you think or is there something I can do to practise this skill? Many thanks for your time.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I am so glad you are enjoying the lessons! Ear training is definitely an important component to being a well-rounded musician and is also a skill that can take time and experience to gain confidence in. If you keep practicing and working on it then you will most likely see improvement! I would recommend reading our article on Developing a Musical Ear which has some helpful information as well as ideas of how to practice these skills.

      I hope this helps. Good luck and Happy Playing!

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        Tania

        Many thanks for your feedback. I will read that article.

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    Sarah

    Hi mr.hoffman I would like to know how to do the cords to rain come wet me and I wanted to know if you could tell me how so I can play it for my church ????
    Ps I love your lessons.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our lessons! We’ve sent you the music via email. Good luck and happy playing!

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    cadence ni

    i love your lessons .thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much . can you make more???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    love your freind that loves learning.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad that you love learning and are enjoying our piano lessons! We’re in the process of making more right now – I hope you enjoy them when they come out. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Sarah

    Pleeeeeeease respond ????
    Happy Halloween

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      Hoffman Academy

      Happy Halloween to you, too!

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    Sarah

    I ❀️ Your endings of the lessons.

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m so glad! Scuba and Princess and all their friends are glad, too. πŸ™‚

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    Jonathan poole

    Could you send me a copy of the full version of rain come wet me?

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      Hoffman Academy

      It’s on its way via email!

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    Amy

    Could I have a copy of the a Rain Come Wet Me for accompaniment?

    Thanks!

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      Hoffman Academy

      It’s on its way via email!

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    Manasses

    thanks,i believe my dream will come true

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    Daniel

    Your lessons are great. can you do some more lesson with cords with the melody? ☺????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      Hoffman Academy

      Well, you’re in for a treat because there are lots more lessons ahead with both melody and chords! I’m glad you’re enjoying the lessons. Good luck and happy playing!

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    David

    All your videos are so good for explaining piano and teaching it in a fun and functional way.

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      Hoffman Academy

      Thank you! I’m glad you find them helpful.

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    Crayk

    Thank you so much! my hands are getting faster by the day.
    can you please send me the accompaniment of rain come wet, and frog in the middle, via email, pacycrayk@gmail.com

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    Sophie

    Mr.hoffman i copy all the song that you teach me

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      Hoffman Academy

      Great job! I hope you’re enjoying our lessons. πŸ™‚ – Mr. Hoffman

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    A

    I love your lessons❀️
    Please send me listen for bells accompanient
    via my email:princesspeach100@hotmail.com
    ❀️ the funny endings and amazing lessons
    Got my piano for Christmas (been asking for 3yrs now)
    RSVP ASAP ???? ????

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    A

    And thanks for lessons !!!!!!!!! Also play violin????

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      Hoffman Academy

      You’re welcome! I’d love to offer online violin lessons at some point, as well as other instruments. First we want to get our piano curriculum up to intermediate and advanced levels, so it may be a while. I hope that helps! – Mr. Hoffman

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    Jack

    Mr. Hoffman, I think I’m better with the C major pentascale since its flatter and smoother.

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      Kristen

      Same, and it is for most people but me need to learn how to play scales we are so frailer with not just the easy ones.

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    Saranya

    I love rain come wet me. I think it sounds graceful.

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      Richard

      I like this song to. I wonder if we can add chords to this, like frog in the middle?

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        Hoffman Academy

        Absolutely! You can try adding chords to just about any song, in any key. We’ll get more into chording in future lessons, and eventually with patience and diligent practice you will start to “hear” how chords could be added to melodies you already know. Thanks for asking! – Mr. Hoffman

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    haedyn

    my new favoret song rain come wet me it is so cool

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    anya

    Do you have any lessons on E major pentiscale or any other letter?

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      Hoffman Academy

      Yep. My first lesson teaching and using the E major pentascale is Lesson 58, and many other lessons introduce and use other pentascales. When you reach Lesson 120, you will have learned every single major and minor pentascale there is! – Mr. Hoffman

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    Daniel

    Why don’t you do a challenge were you do the song crossing your hands HT eyes closed?

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      Hoffman Academy

      That sounds like a great challenge! You could also try singing the lyrics or solfege alone, then as you play. Another challenge is to try playing the song while someone else is singing – it takes some skill to play your own part well while also listening and following along with another person. Good luck! – Mr. Hoffman

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    Daniel

    Can you give me some really hard super challenges for this song? The ones on the worksheets were too easy for me because I know this song by heart. Thank you Mr. Hoffman

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    Vivek

    Dear Hoffman,

    If possible, could you please send me the sheet music for the song “Rain come wet me” to vivekelangovan@gmail.com. Thank you very much.

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        Leah Jones

        Can you please send it to me too? Or is there a downloadable file link? We have already purchased the worksheets and it’s not there.

        We live in a remote location in Australia, so one-on-one piano lessons weren’t an option for us. After a google search for “free piano lessons”, there you were! 8 year old really loves the lessons, and we find it breaks up our homeschool day having a ‘different teacher’ in the room with us πŸ˜‰ Thank you and God bless your work.

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          Hoffman Academy

          I’m so glad you are finding our lessons helpful! We’ve sent the sheet music via email. Good luck and happy playing!

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    Obie

    I made a huge rain stick with a LOT of nails,
    a cardboard tube, a LOT of (stinky) duct tape and a lot of beans.
    It is about half as tall as a man.

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    Albert

    how do i know when to skip the fa or the mi or any other one?

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      Hoffman Academy

      I’m sorry, Albert – I don’t quite understand your question. Could you either clarify here or using our contact form? I’m happy to help! – Mr. Hoffman

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    Jessica

    Mr Hoffman I love your lessons

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    Shobhit

    Such an emotional piece Mr. Hoffman. Wasn’t expecting it. Makes for a lovely change. Wish if I could play the way you played at the beginning of the video! Anyways, I want to get a clarification. The third line… it’s rhythm is like

    Ti-Ti (keep-aw) Ta (ay) Ti-Ti (ever-y) Ta (one)

    Right?

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      Leah Jones

      Yes, you have the rhythm correct πŸ™‚

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        Hoffman Academy

        You’re both right! πŸ™‚ I’m very glad you enjoyed hearing and learning this song, Shobhit.

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    Anoymous

    Thanks a lot!! Your website helps me with my piano. πŸ™‚

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    rebecca and violet

    thank you Mr.Hoffman and thank you woman that is taking the video you do a great job.This is violet.Hi Mr.Hoffman I am already on lesson 30 ! = ) bye bye
    thank you

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    Lori

    I didn’t know the ledger line was plastic.

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    Jebakani Raja

    Thank you so much for your piano lessons Mr. Hoffman. I enjoy learning piano. I am 60 yrs old. I want to learn and play in the village church we have in an Indian village. God bless you.

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    Debbie

    do you have a advanced class ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    Ruba

    GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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    Joy

    Jesus our God will bless you! God bless you!

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    THE_EPIC_GAMER

    Mr. Hoffman by the way I have a younger brother who has done more lessons than me. πŸ™‚ did the lesson wild horses today!

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    THE_EPIC_GAMER

    COOL RAIN STICK!!! great lessons I can’t wait for you to bring the finger puppets into all the lessons. πŸ˜€

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      Joseph Hoffman

      I’m sorry that most lessons after Lesson 10 don’t have a little surprise at the end after the credits–yet. Lessons 11-60 are mostly lessons that I filmed over a year ago, before I got the idea to add in puppets at the end. But, don’t worry, the puppets come back in Unit 4, and eventually I hope to re-film all of the lessons with the fun endings. Thanks for watching and learning with me! -Mr. Hoffman

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        Gabriel

        How,are we supposed to do all those keys and sing it’s hard to focus while i sing! Everybody thinks its easy to play all those keys in just like 10 seconds i mean whats up with that? And nigh or whatever what does it mean?

        P.S. THX -:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ really helped me learn songs and keys thx for making this website! I think my favorite would have to be woodpecker tap tap!

        Type Back,
        Gabriel Morris

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          moriah

          you probably wanted mr. Hoffman to reply, but I have a suggestion: try singing without playing then playing without singing, then both for half of the song, then when you get that down, do the other half. I hope it works!

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            moriah

            in this case nigh is an old-fashion word for near.

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            Hoffman Academy

            Thanks, Moriah, for helping out! It’s a great idea to work on singing and playing separately and then try them together. Another thing you can try, once you’ve mastered them separately, is to ask someone else to sing while you play so you can focus on the notes but also hear them together. Also remember that anytime you struggle with a concept, slowing down helps a lot. – Mr. Hoffman

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      Leah Jones

      My kids love the puppets too! Especially the ‘I’m playing with chords’ πŸ˜›

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    Rocio

    Hello Mr. Hoffman. My name is Rocio Rodriguez and I am a general music teacher in El Paso, TX. My school has a piano lab ans I’ve been using your lessons for two years as part of my curriculum. I appreciate you are providing lessons for free. My kids love them. Thank you for all you do. Ms. Rodriguez

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    Jenine

    You’re a great teacher… I had some lessons berore your course but you give good memorization and practice tools. I look forward to the more advance lessons, which I know I will be downloading the practice material.Thanks for the lessons! :- )

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    shannon

    Thank you for your piano lessons. They have taught me a lot.

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    O'Shea

    Hey Joseph Hoffman! It’s O’shea’s sissy! And I’ve been wondering if you can actually reply back to me and my brother.
    I’d really appreciate it if you could, and by the way, my brother loves your finger puppets! That’s why I think he’s been telling you about them all this time, but please reply back when you can!
    O’Shea’s Sis. Dearly

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      Joseph Hoffman

      Hi O’Shea and Dearly, so glad you enjoy the finger puppets at the end of the lessons! Sorry that I haven’t added them to all of my lessons yet. I just had the idea to do that recently. So, when I re-filmed lessons 1-12, I added them, but I haven’t had time to re-film my other lessons yet, since I am now working on Unit 4: Lessons 61-80. Eventually I’ll probably go back and re-film all the earlier lessons, too, so they all can have a fun surprise at the end! Thanks for watching and learning with me. I hope you enjoy learning to play the piano! Your friend, Mr. Hoffman

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        Joseph Hoffman

        I am working on it now, and it should be ready by the end of May 2014. Thanks for watching and happy playing!

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    O'Shea

    Your SOO Awesome! My little sis is now 10 and she’s capable of doing everything! YOUR THE BEST! Anyway, she has so much fun when she learns new songs and music notes.
    From, O’shea
    Hold on Joseph Hoffman, my sis wants to tell you something….
    Hi Joseph! Your the best at everything in music I know! And I hope to learn from you and be as great as you one day! I know that I need more finger practice, ’cause I can’t make my hand bounce up and down like a trampoline… But also, what happened to your finger puppets? They’re funny! Last, can you please comment back to me? I hope you can when you have time

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    O'Shea

    Thank you a lot, Joseph Hoffman! You’re the best! My little sister loves hearing what you say and plays along to everything! Once again, thank you!

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    MIchelle

    my sister loves this course so much

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    Mabel

    Thanks a lot sir!I still did not get a proper hand movement and I cannot move my hands in a flowing way,but I know I can do it after more continuous practice.