Lessons 141–160

Piano Unit 8

Lesson 141 Musette in D: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • Highlights on the life of one of the greatest composers of all time: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • What is the Anna Magdelena Bach Notebook?
  • How to play the treble clef part for ‘Musette in D’

Lesson 142 Musette in D: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Musette in D’ with both hands

Lesson 143 3-4 Finger Skip

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn another variation on Hanon's famous finger exercise

Lesson 144 Deta, Deta: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play a traditional Japanese folk song
  • How to navigate new fingering challenges, including the finger cross-over

Lesson 145 Deta, Deta : Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Deta, Deta’ with both hands using octave displacement in the left hand

Lesson 146 Melodic Dictation

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop your aural skills with this lesson focused on melodic dictation
  • Practice dictating melodies on a blank staff

Lesson 147 Deta, Deta: Improvisation

What You’ll Learn

  • How to improvise in the F major pentatonic scale

Lesson 148 4-5 Finger Skip

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop increased finger strength, coordination and agility with this Finger Power exercise

Lesson 149 Allegro in C: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the treble clef part of ‘Allegro in C’ by early American composer Alexander Reinagle

Lesson 150 Allegro in C: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Allegro in C’ with both hands

Lesson 151 Rhythm Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Review the relationship of rhythm and beat
  • Review the relative values and durations of all notes and rests learned in prior lessons
  • Take the rhythm challenge!

Lesson 152 Dragon Night: Melody

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn an original ‘techno pop’ song composed by Mr. Hoffman
  • How to navigate new fingering challenges

Lesson 153 Dragon Night: Accompaniment

What You’ll Learn

  • Review reading chords from a lead sheet to play an accompaniment in the left hand

Lesson 154 1-2 Finger Skip: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the 1-2 finger skip with both hands, ascending and descending

Lesson 155 When the Saints Go Marching In: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play the melody of this American folk hymn, made famous by jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong

Lesson 156 When the Saints Go Marching In: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • Review I, V7 and IV chords in the key of C
  • How to play the bass clef part of ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’
  • How to read and play bass clef "Low C"

Lesson 157 Ledger Lines

What You’ll Learn

  • How to read and play upper ledger line notes on the treble clef and lower ledger line notes on the bass clef

Lesson 158 When the Saints Go Marching In: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ with both hands

Lesson 159 Canoe Song: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play the melody of ‘Canoe Song ‘in C minor
  • Review syncopation
  • Learn and review new fingering techniques: thumb under and finger cross-over

Lesson 160 Canoe Song: Hands Together

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play ‘Canoe Song’ with both hands
  • Review transposing to other keys