Lessons 61–80

Piano Unit 4

Lesson 61 Mary Had A Little Lamb

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ in the key of E major
  • New rhythm: Dotted eighth with sixteenth note

Lesson 62 Mary Had a Little Lamb: Adding Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to add chords to ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’

Lesson 63 Improvisation with Mary Had a Little Lamb

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice improvising in the E major pentascale
  • Practice recognizing I and V7 chord by ear

Lesson 64 Spinning Song

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘Spinning Song’
  • Treble C position notes on the staff: CDEFG

Lesson 65 Spinning Song: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play the song ‘Spinning Song’ hands together
  • Practice 2-hand rhythms while counting the beat

Lesson 66 C Minor Pentascale

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the C minor pentascale
  • New term: parallel major & minor keys
  • Practice improvising using ‘trading 2s’

Lesson 67 Spinning Upside Down

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘Spinning Upside Down’
  • Review reading notes on bass staff: Bass CDEFG

Lesson 68 Sight-reading Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice reading notes and rhythms with sight-reading challenge cards

Lesson 69 Oranges and Lemons

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘Oranges and Lemons’ in the key of F major

Lesson 70 Oranges and Lemons: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • Add chords in the left hand to ‘Oranges and Lemons’
  • New chords: Fsus4 and Csus4

Lesson 71 F Minor Pentascale

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the F minor pentascale
  • Practice improvising in F Minor

Lesson 72 I Have a Dog

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘ Have a Dog’ in C major
  • Practice drawing notes and rhythms on the staff

Lesson 73 I Have a Dog: Adding Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to add chords to ‘I Have a Dog’
  • Review I and V7 chord in C major

Lesson 74 Melodic Dictation

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice dictating melodies on the staff with the Melodic Dictation Game

Lesson 75 Debka Hora

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘Debka Hora’ using the left hand in D minor
  • New rhythm: eighth note with 2 sixteenth notes

Lesson 76 Debka Hora: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • Add chords using the right hand to Debka Hora

Lesson 77 Rhythm Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice reading rhythms with this Rhythm Challenge Game

Lesson 78 E Minor Pentascale & Staccato

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play the E minor pentascale
  • Learn proper wrist and finger technique for playing with staccato articulation
  • New terms: staccato and legato

Lesson 79 March

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘March’ using the right hand
  • Review staccato technique
  • New terms: dynamics, forte, and piano

Lesson 80 March: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play ‘March’ hands together
  • Review whole note, half note, half rest