Posts Tagged ‘beginner’

Mikrokosmos 1: Complete Practice Guide (1/2)

Bela Bartok’s Mikrokosmos 1 is a book you can pick up and start playing from if you’ve never touched a note on the piano in your life. All you need is a basic understanding of how to read basic notes, basic rhythms, and what the letters on the keys are. If you’re lost on any…

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Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique introduction (beginner piano)

Today for PianoTV’s Halloween series, we’re going to learn a snippet of a piece with tons of diminished chords – for more information on those, check out the previous video on diminished chords if you don’t know what I’m talking about. This fragment is Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique introduction – and who cares that we’re not…

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Beethoven’s Third Concerto: Largo (Intro) – Beginner’s Guide

Today we’re going to work on another piece that’s far beyond our beginner level – well, if we were to do the entire thing, anyway. Like we’ve done before, we’re just going to learn a little snippet – a taste of what’s to come in our virtuosic futures. The piece in question is from Beethoven’s…

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How to play E major scale on Piano

Hello! Today’s video is on the E major scale and how to play it. This scale is only one octave, so suited to beginners. As always, you can find the sheet music from the video below.

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Mozart – Alla Turca – Beginner Piano Tutorial

Hello! Today’s sheet music is a famous tune by Mozart, Alla Turca (Turkish March) from his 11th symphony, third movement. It’s not an easy piece to play for beginners (doable though), but worth learning since it’s such a quintessential piano piece!

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Canadian Boat Song: Beginner Piano

  Hello! In today’s video, we look at my heritage (not that I have specific boating heritage, being from the dry Canadian prairies and all) with this awesome but not oft-played tune. Consider it a lesson in culture! 🙂

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How to Get Ready for Your First Piano Recital

Today we have a guest post from Suzy at TakeLessons.com, all about how to prep for your first piano recital. I made sure to pass this information along to students in my studio, and thought you guys would find this information beneficial as well! -xo, Allysia

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The Two Note Slur: Beginner Piano (Bartok – First Term at the Piano)

[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GONtdw_kfUU[/embedyt] Hello friends! Today we’re going to look at a common piano technique, namely the two note slur. There’s a technique involved in executing the two-note slur (beyond just playing it smoothly), which is definitely worth having in your bag of tricks. The piece used today is from Bela Bartok’s collection “The First Term at…

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Tutorial: Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor, K397 – Intro

Hello! Today’s piece is something a little bit different – often I make sheet music arrangements for popular songs, simplifying them for beginners. But sometimes it’s nice to learn a piece in its pure, unadultered form. Few masterful compositions can be played by beginners, but some have simpler parts. Who says you have to learn the…

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House of the Rising Sun – Beginner Piano

Hello! Today’s 6/8 piece is an old folk tune you might be familiar with called “House of the Rising Sun”. It’s beautiful, uses the damper pedal, and a variety of broken chord and arpeggio patterns in the left hand. This piece is best suited to an adult beginner who’s been playing piano for around 3…

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