Lessons 161–180

Piano Unit 9

Lesson 161 Melody for Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the LH part for "Melody for Left Hand" by Ludvig Schytte
  • Review: phrase marks, counting a subdivided beat, dotted quarter notes, and half steps

Lesson 162 Melody for Left Hand - Part 2

What You’ll Learn

  • How to add the RH part for "Melody for Left Hand" by Ludvig Schytte
  • Review: IV, V7, and sus4 chords
  • Practice strategies for using voicing to bring out the melody in the LH over the RH accompaniment

Lesson 163 Tetrachords

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: tetrachord
  • How to create a one-octave major scale from two tetrachords
  • How to play "Follow Me" using tetrachords

Lesson 164 Ladder of Fifths

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play a 1-octave scale in several different major keys on the ladder of fifths
  • The "order of sharps" for key signatures

Lesson 165 Chumbara: Melody

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "Chumbara," a folk song from Quebec
  • The meaning and notation for first and second endings

Lesson 166 Ladder of Fifths: Part 2

What You’ll Learn

  • Complete the Ladder of Fifths theory page
  • Discover all remaining key signatures with sharps

Lesson 167 Chumbara: Accompaniment

What You’ll Learn

  • How to improvise a 2-hand accompaniment for "Chumbara" using chord symbols

Lesson 168 One-octave Scale: C Major

Lesson 169 One-octave Scale: A Minor

Lesson 170 One-octave Arpeggios

Lesson 171 Etude in C

Lesson 172 Etude in C: Hands Together

Lesson 173 G Major Scale & Arpeggio

Lesson 174 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures

What You’ll Learn

  • What it means when a time signature has an '8' on the bottom
  • How to read and perform rhythms in 3/8 and 6/8 time signature

Lesson 175 Morning Salute

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for Morning Salute by composer Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Review 3/8 time signature and G major key signature

Lesson 176 Morning Salute: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for Morning Salute
  • Voicing between hands to bring out the melody

Lesson 177 E Minor Scales & Arpeggio

Lesson 178 The Hope

Lesson 179 Tarantella

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "Tarantella," composed by Joseph Hoffman.
  • The origin of the "tarantella" dance.
  • Review how to count and perform in 6/8 time signature.

Lesson 180 Tarantella: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for "Tarantella" by Joseph Hoffman.
  • Review how to use the metronome to develop speed and accuracy in playing.