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Can you teach the song “Hearts Beat Loud” from the movie “Hearts Beat Loud”?
Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll add it to our list of requested songs for future lessons.
The puppet show was really funny! 😀
Thanks! I’m glad you liked it.
that was funny
You going to fast I tried rewing and it does not work
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!
Umm why do we have to chang places of hands?
Hi! Are you asking why we’re using both the left hand and the right hand when we sight read, or why you get to pick what note to start on for this sight reading exercise? Those are both good questions. It’s important to train both of your hands, no matter what piano skill you’re developing. And you don’t absolutely have to pick a different note than in the lesson when you practice sight reading. It’s just that since we’re using a one line staff it doesn’t matter what note you start on. I hope that helps. Let me know if I didn’t answer your question.
What if your hands move to a different position in the notes???? Then can we look down??????
It’s ok to glance down once in a while, especially if you’re doing finger power exercises or memorizing a piece of music, but whenever you practice sight reading, you should try to avoid looking at your hands. To learn more about when it’s ok to watch your hands, you can check out our blog post, Can I Look at My Hands?. I hope that helps!
Oboy this is where I think it is going to get hard
Liked the lesson thankyou for teaching it mr Hoffman ….
You’re very welcome! I’m glad you’re enjoying all the lessons. 🙂
Dear Mr. Hoffman hi my kids love you and they are so excited to learn my ten year old daughter Morgan is learning the piano and one of our friends set us up with you I am a musician and Morgan asked me if she could learn piano ? so I tried to teach her but I a, a VERY bad archer so she did not learn much and she almost quit completely until we found you now she is learning enough piano she has almost cought up to her dad and I am very empressed about how good she is getting so I would like to thank you ? and god bless!
Thank you so much! We’re happy to have your daughter learning with us, and hope you continue to find the lessons helpful!
Your lessons are awesome!!! It is really great that you are teaching. I have learned so much from Hoffman Academy!
Thank you! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the lessons.
the puppet thing was really funny!
Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
hoffman did you do that start yourself
Do you mean the song at the beginning of each lesson? That song is called “All of Me” and it was written by Jon Schmidt.
Did your wife make the puppets or did you buy them?
I bought them, but one day we hope to create our own paper finger puppets for students to use at home!
Where did you buy them??
Were did you buy them? I’ve never seen one before. Did you custom make them online or something?
We actually got most of the finger puppets from IKEA, although many of them have now been discontinued.
Do you know what I just realized? Scuba’s snorkel looks like a half note!
It does look like a half note
I totally agree
I agree to bro
Let me try that again. I agree to brother
I think it might be an eighth note!
Yeah! So weird!
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