Lessons 21–40

Piano Unit 2

Lesson 21 The Grand Staff

What You’ll Learn

  • Notes on lines and spaces
  • High notes and low notes
  • Guide notes Middle C, Treble G, and Bass F

Lesson 22 Mouse in the House

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: Glissando
  • How to play ‘Mouse in the House’
  • Review Do, Mi, So

Lesson 23 Mouse in the House: Rhythm Dictation & Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • Dictate the rhythm of ‘Mouse in the House’
  • How to add chords in the LH

Lesson 24 Melodic Dictation: Frog in the Middle

What You’ll Learn

  • How to notate ‘Frog in the Middle’ on the grand staff
  • Review stepping and skipping
  • Ledger lines

Lesson 25 Rain Come Wet Me

What You’ll Learn

  • Review high and low notes
  • Solfa patterns
  • Learn the song ‘Rain Come Wet Me’

Lesson 26 CDEFG on Treble Staff

What You’ll Learn

  • Review the guide notes Middle C and Treble G on the Grand Staff
  • Locate D, E, and F between the guide notes on the Grand Staff

Lesson 27 Mystery Listening Game

What You’ll Learn

  • How to recognize patterns of repeating notes, stepping notes and skipping notes by ear
  • Play a game to develop aural skills

Lesson 28 Stepping & Skipping

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play a new finger exercise called "Stepping & Skipping"
  • Review key principles of excellent piano posture and form

Lesson 29 Let Us Chase The Squirrel

What You’ll Learn

  • Review reading stepping, skipping and repeating notes
  • Review CDEFG on the treble staff
  • How to play "Let Us Chase the Squirrel"

Lesson 30 Bass Staff Basics

What You’ll Learn

  • Strategies for reading notes on the bass staff
  • New Guide Note: Bass C
  • Review guide notes Bass F and Middle C

Lesson 31 Who's That?

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play "Who's That?"
  • Review reading notes on the treble staff and bass staff
  • Review half note

Lesson 32 Three-note Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: Triad
  • Combine Do, Mi, and So to make a three-note chord

Lesson 33 Mystery Listening Game: Bass Staff

What You’ll Learn

  • Play a game to practice recognizing patterns in the bass staff by ear
  • Review notes of the Bass C pentascale in bass staff

Lesson 34 G Major Pentascale

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the G major pentascale with correct technique and posture
  • New terms: Similar Motion, Contrary Motion
  • Practice strategies using a metronome

Lesson 35 Dinah

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play Dinah in G major
  • New rhythm: four sixteenth notes (tiki tiki)
  • Review stepping, skipping, repeating notes

Lesson 36 Dinah (B section)

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play the B section of 'Dinah’
  • New terms: sequence, fine, D. C. al fine
  • Review sixteenth notes

Lesson 37 The V7 Chord

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the V7 chord using RH or LH
  • Practice adding the V7 chord to "Dinah"
  • New solfège syllable: TI

Lesson 38 Minor Pentascales

What You’ll Learn

  • Rules for converting major pentascales into minor pentascales
  • How to play C, D, and G minor pentascales
  • Review half steps and whole steps

Lesson 39 The Wild Horses

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘The Wild Horses’
  • AABA form
  • Review reading notes in the bass staff

Lesson 40 The Wild Horses: Adding Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • How to add chords in the right hand while playing the melody in the left hand