Lessons 101–120

Piano Unit 6

Lesson 101 D-flat Major & Row, Row, Row Your Boat

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the D-flat major pentascale
  • How to play ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’, including left hand cross-over technique

Lesson 102 Adding Chords to Row, Row, Row Your Boat

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn how to add I and V7 chords using the left hand while the right hand plays the melody of ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

Lesson 103 C-sharp Minor & Enharmonics

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: enharmonics
  • Review sharps and flats
  • How to play the C-sharp minor pentascale

Lesson 104 Lady, Lady & E-flat Major

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the E-flat major pentascale
  • How to play the melody of a folk song: ‘Lady, Lady’

Lesson 105 Lady, Lady: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand of ‘Lady, Lady’
  • How to recognize broken I and V7 chords in the score

Lesson 106 Copy Cat Ear Game

What You’ll Learn

  • Build ear skills by imitating short melodies using the E-flat major & minor pentascales

Lesson 107 Lady, Lady: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of ‘Lady, Lady’ hands together

Lesson 108 Lady, Lady: Hands Together, B section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section of ‘Lady, Lady’ hands together

Lesson 109 F-sharp Major & Minor Pentascales

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the F-sharp major & minor pentascales
  • Practice playing hand over hand scales, arpeggios and chords in F-sharp

Lesson 110 Harvest Dance

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play an original composition by Mr. Hoffman: ‘Harvest Dance’

Lesson 111 A-flat Major & Minor Improvisation

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A-flat major & minor pentascales
  • Create an epic improvisation with Mr. Hoffman in the key of A-flat major & minor

Lesson 112 Sightreading Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice your sightreading skills with 4 new sightreading challenge cards incorporating sharps and flats!

Lesson 113 Au Clair de la Lune

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn how to play a traditional French folk song ‘Au Clair de la Lune’
  • Also learn how to speak a few phrases in French!

Lesson 114 Rhythm Challenge: Eighth Rests

What You’ll Learn

  • New rhythm: eighth rest
  • Learn a more advanced method of reading rhythms using a subdivided beat
  • Take the rhythm challenge!

Lesson 115 Au Clair de la Lune: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand of ‘Au Clair de la Lune’
  • Review eighth rest and counting a subdivided beat

Lesson 116 Au Clair de la Lune: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Au Clair de la Lune’ with both hands

Lesson 117 Melodic Dictation

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop ear skills by dictating simple melodies on the staff

Lesson 118 B Major & Minor Improvisation

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B major and B minor pentascales
  • Practice these new pentascales with 2 new improvisations accompanied by Mr. Hoffman

Lesson 119 Kye Kye Kule & B-flat Major

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B-flat major pentascale
  • How to play the African traditional song ‘Kye Kye Kule’

Lesson 120 Circle of 5ths Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn the meaning of the ‘Circle of 5ths’
  • Review all 24 major and minor pentascales
  • Learn how to take the Circle of 5ths Challenge!