Posts Tagged ‘technique’

ABRSM: Grade 1 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video slightly above the minimum required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them. If you’re into the RCM instead…

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RCM: Grade 1 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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How to play triads on piano (Piano Technique)

Today’s video is about triads, and how to play triads on piano. This is an important piano technique, much like scales – they build coordination and understanding of theory. Triads are great because they’re just chords played in a pattern, and the more chords in your arsenal as a musician, the better!

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2-Octave C Major Scale: Piano Tutorial

Today’s video is a quick C major scale tutorial, and how to transform 1-octave scales (which we’ve learned up until this point) into 2-octave scales. This is appropriate for around level 1 piano. We’re still going to keep it hands separate – all things in good time!

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How to Play “Portato” on Piano

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCj2rjfd4Tc[/embedyt] In today’s video, we discuss the portato – which is sort of like legato, sort of like staccato, and sort of rhymes with potato. And just for reference’s sake, it’s pronounced “por-TAH-to”.

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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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How to play A Major Scale

  Howdy! Next in our beginner scales series is A major scale. This one has three sharps, so there’s a little more to watch out for – but the finger pattern is simple (just like C major scale and some of the other basic ones).

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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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D minor scale – Natural and Harmonic

[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHIOTw4MB3U[/embedyt] Howdy! Today’s quick video is on D natural minor/harmonic minor scale. In this video, we’ll look at the 1-octave version of the scale, just to get a feel for it and the key signature. Enjoy!

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How to play E minor scale: Natural and Harmonic

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnmyeJlY6G4[/embedyt] Hello folks! Just a quick video today on playing E minor scale in a couple different versions (natural minor and harmonic minor). In the video, I discuss the scale and all the technical details, then play each through twice – once at a moderate tempo, and once fast. Enjoy!

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