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 Minor Pentascales

What You’ll Learn

  • Rules for turning major pentascales into minor pentascales
  • How to play C and D minor pentascales
  • Review half steps

Lesson 28 Stepping & Skipping

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play a new finger exercise called Stepping & Skipping

Lesson 29 Mystery Listening Game

What You’ll Learn

  • Repeating notes, stepping notes and skipping notes by ear
  • Review line and space notes
  • Play a listening game to test ear training

Lesson 30 Let Us Chase The Squirrel

What You’ll Learn

  • Review stepping, skipping and repeating notes
  • Learn ‘Let Us Chase the Squirrel’

Lesson 31 Melodic Dictation: Listen for Bells

What You’ll Learn

  • Transpose "Listen for Bells" to the key of C
  • How to write the notes of "Listen for Bells" on the treble staff

Lesson 32 Who's That?

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘Who's That?’
  • Review reading notes on the treble staff

Lesson 33 Three-Note Chords

What You’ll Learn

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

Lesson 34 G Major & Minor Pentascales

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the G major and minor pentascales
  • New terms: Similar Motion, Contrary Motion
  • Play "Stepping & Skipping" in G major and minor

Lesson 35 Dinah

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play Dinah in G major
  • 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’
  • Review sixteenth notes

Lesson 37 Rhythm Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice performing and dictating various rhythms
  • Review all rhythms learned so far: quarter rest, sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter note, half note

Lesson 38 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 39 The Wild Horses

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘The Wild Horses’
  • New pentascale: D minor
  • Review repeating, stepping and skipping on the staff

Lesson 40 Adding Chords to Wild Horses

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: barline
  • How to add chords in the left hand while playing the melody in the right hand