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Everything is Awesome

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Hello and welcome! I'm Joseph Hoffman and
by the end of this lesson you'll know
how to play "Everything is Awesome" from
The Lego Movie.
Let's come to the piano to get started.
First I'll just play through it once and you can just watch,
and then we'll start learning it.
Now, first I'm going to show you how to
play the right hand part which is the melody,
and if that's all you want to
learn that's totally fine!
For those who want the extra challenge of learning the
left hand part,
I'll show you that in the second half of the video.
So first off on
your own piano, just take your right hand
and let's find what I call the F
major pentascale.
This song is in F major so you'll have an F
but you can play with your finger 1, your thumb.
1, 2 on G, 3 on A, and then your finger
4 is on this B-flat.
Normally we'd have a B right here, but in F major
it becomes B-flat and then your finger 5
your pinkie is up on C. So just make
sure your fingers feel comfortable there.
To get your finger 4 on that black key, you
might slide into the keys a little bit,
and just try playing each note 1 2 3 4 5.
And so I might finger numbers today and so just
remember your thumb is 1
and it goes up from there. So your finger 4
actually gets the first note,
and we have five B-flats in a row for ♫Everything is awesome!♫
And on that last syllable it just steps down to A. 4 4 4 4 3. Now you try.
Good, now as you're learning and
practicing this song,
I highly encourage you to sing along as you play,
the words of the song will help you remember
how the notes go. So, again as
you're playing
go ahead and sing along ♫Everything is
awesome!♫ Now try it one more time.
Now notice with me for a second in the
music you'll see this curved line which
connects 'awesome' to this dotted half
note. That dotted half note lasts for
3 beats, so when you go ♫Everything is
awesome!♫ 1 2 3
you have to wait 3 beats there,
and then you'll see this black rectangle that's called a half rest,
and that means silence for 2
beats, so while your left hand is playing,
you'll wait for 2 beats. 1 2
and then we go on to ♫Everything is cool♫
Notice that that's five
more B-flats in a row, so you try now.
Good, then after ♫Everything is cool♫
then notice these next three notes all step down.
♫when your part♫, which is 3 2 1. Now you try.
Good, now lets' keep going we're going to start on,
♫when you're part of a team.♫
and in finger numbers that would be, 3 2 1 2 3 2
Now you try now
Now let's connect that what came right before.
♫Everything is cool when you're part of a team♫
or in finger numbers we have 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 2 3 2
Now you try.
Good, and going on we have ♫Everything is awesome!♫ This time
it goes up,
4 4 4 4 4 5
Now you try.
and then we have this eighth
which means to just have sounds for half of a beat,
and then your finger 1
is going to have to slide down here to
middle C on your piano ♫When we're liv♫
and then notice my finger 3 is gonna come back up to this original F major pentascale.
1 1 3, so practice that,
it's kind of a
little shift you have to do there, 1 1 3. Now you try.
Again you're going from C C up to A with your finger 3.
1 1 3. Try again.
Good, now let's go on, 1 1 3 3 2 1 1
Now you try.
♫When we're living our dream.♫
Try again.
Good, now let's back up and notice some of these
ties, remember this curved
line that connects two of the same note
is called a tie, so like here on 'team',
♫cool when you're part of a team.♫
1 2, this time it's a
half note without a dot,
and a regular half note without a dot or just a half
note, lasts for 2 beats. So you go
♫cool when you're part of a team♫ 1 2,
♫Everything is awesome♫ 1 2 3
Why 3 beats? That's right once again
we have a dotted half note.
Dotted half notes get 3 beats, and then that
quick rest. Rest, ♫When we're living our dream.♫
So listen to the whole thing that far from the start.
♫Everything is awesome!♫ 1 2
3 1 2
♫Everything is cool when you're part of a team.♫ 1 2
♫Everything is awesome!♫
1 2 3 rest, ♫When we're living our dream.♫ rest, rest.
Okay, so we notice that sometimes
I'm counting 1 2 3, sometimes I'm
counting 2 beats for the rest.
Those counts will really help you keep the correct rhythm of the song.
Now, I'd like you to go ahead and pause the video so you can practice this section.
By the way,
in a link below this video
you can find the sheet music, ...