Lessons 181–200

Piano Unit 10

Lesson 181 Promenade

Lesson 182 Promenade: Left Hand

Lesson 183 Sight Reading Challenge

Lesson 184 D Major Scale & Arpeggio

Lesson 185 Diatonic Chords & Chord Progressions

Lesson 186 Heart and Soul

Lesson 187 Improvisation with Heart and Soul

Lesson 188 The Bear

Lesson 189 Blues Scale in A

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play and improvise using the blues scale in A
  • How to "swing" eighth notes

Lesson 190 The Bear: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "The Bear" by Vladimir Rebikov using both hands
  • Review reading low ledger line notes on bass staff

Lesson 191 Chord Inversions

Lesson 192 Sight Reading Challenge

Lesson 193 Minuet in C

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for "Minuet in C" by Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • New terms: Baroque era, harpsichord, minuet

Lesson 194 Ladder of Fourths

What You’ll Learn

  • How to build one-octave scales on the ladder of fourths
  • Key signatures with flats
  • Review of tetrachords, whole steps, and half steps

Lesson 195 Minuet in C: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for "Minuet in C" by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Lesson 196 F Major Scale, Arpeggio & Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • Proper fingering and technique for playing scales, arpeggios, and diatonic chords in F major using both right hand and left hand

Lesson 197 Minuet in C: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice techniques and tips for mastering "Minuet in C" using both hands
  • Review technique for using arm weight for a rich tone
  • How to shape each phrase using dynamics

Lesson 198 D Minor Scales & Arpeggio

What You’ll Learn

  • Proper fingering and technique for playing the natural and harmonic scales and arpeggio in D minor
  • Tips for improvising your own melody in D minor

Lesson 199 When Johnny Comes Marching Home

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
  • New term: pickup beat / Review 6/8 time signature

Lesson 200 When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Accompaniment

What You’ll Learn

  • How to improvise an accompaniment for "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
  • Review reading chord symbols
  • Review using chord inversions