Lessons 41–60

Piano Unit 3

Lesson 41 Time Signature, Measures & Barlines

What You’ll Learn

  • New terms: Barlines, Measures, Time Signature
  • Review Dotted Half Note
  • Practice placing barlines to make measures and solving time signatures for various musical examples

Lesson 42 Listen for Bells: Adding Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • Review D major pentascale with F#
  • Sing ‘Listen for Bells’ while your left hand plays two-note chords
  • Play ‘Listen for Bells’ while your left hand plays two-note chords

Lesson 43 Silver Birch Tree

What You’ll Learn

  • 4/4 time signature
  • Play ‘Silver Birch Tree’ while looking at the notes on the treble staff

Lesson 44 Sight Reading: Steps & Repeats

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips for learning to read and play music from the staff on your first try, by "sight"
  • New term: Sight Reading

Lesson 45 Counting the Beat

What You’ll Learn

  • Meaning and use of time signature
  • How to count the beat while performing rhythms

Lesson 46 F Major Pentascale

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn how to play the F major pentascale
  • What is a ‘flat’, B-flat
  • F, A, and C now make a major chord

Lesson 47 Cuckoo

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play right hand for ‘Cuckoo’

Lesson 48 Sight Reading: Skips

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice sight reading skips on a one-line staff
  • Review steps and techniques for practicing sight reading

Lesson 49 Bass Clef Notes: FGABC

What You’ll Learn

  • Review guide notes Middle C and Bass F
  • Learn G, A, and B between Middle C and Bass F
  • Review ledger lines

Lesson 50 Cuckoo: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the left hand notes for Cuckoo
  • Review B-flat in the F pentascale

Lesson 51 Cuckoo: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to tap hands using correct rhythm before trying to play
  • Play small sections at a time before trying the whole song

Lesson 52 Cuckoo: Hands Together, Part 2

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play hands together for the song ‘Cuckoo’

Lesson 53 Silver Birch Tree: Adding Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play i, iv, and V7 chords in D minor position

Lesson 54 Grinding Corn

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the melody of ‘Grinding Corn’
  • Review the F major pentascale
  • How to find low La in F Major

Lesson 55 Grinding Corn: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand of ‘Grinding Corn’
  • Review of F major pentascale, B-flat

Lesson 56 Grinding Corn: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Grinding Corn’, hands together
  • Review of F major pentascale, B-flat

Lesson 57 Melodic Dictation

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice dictating melodies by ear on the grand staff with this melodic dictation activity

Lesson 58 E Major Pentascale

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the E major pentascale
  • Meaning of Half Step and Whole Step
  • Hand over hand Pentascales, Arpeggios and Chords in E Major

Lesson 59 Love Somebody

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Love Somebody’ using the right hand
  • Review of the E major pentascale, sixteenth notes

Lesson 60 Love Somebody: Left Hand and Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Love Somebody’ using the left hand and hands together
  • I and V7 chords in E major