Lessons 281–295

Piano Unit 15

Lesson 281 Sonatina in G: First Movement: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for Sonatina in G, attributed to Beethoven (Anh. 5, No. 1)

Lesson 282 Sonatina in G: First Movement: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for Sonatina in G, 1st movement (Anh. 5, No. 1)
  • Review consonance and dissonance, Alberti bass, chord analysis

Lesson 283 Sonatina in G: First Movement: Form & Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips and techniques for playing Sonatina in G, 1st movement with artistry
  • How to analyze the form of this movement
  • Playing with beautiful phrasing and tone

Lesson 284 Hanon Exercises #2, #3, and #4

What You’ll Learn

  • Analyze and learn to play Hanon's exercises #2, #3, and #4 from "The Virtuoso Pianist"
  • Tips and practice techniques for increasing speed and agility

Lesson 285 Sonatina in G: Second Movement: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for Sonatina in G, 2nd movement, attributed to Beethoven (Anh. 5, No. 1)
  • New term: Romanze
  • Review counting rhythms in 6/8 time signature

Lesson 286 Sonatina in G: Second Movement: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for Sonatina in G, 2nd movement, attributed to Beethoven (Anh. 5, No. 1)
  • New symbol and technique: rolled chords

Lesson 287 Sonatina in G: Second Movement: Form & Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • Analyze the form of Sonatina in G, 2nd movement (Anh. 5, No. 1)
  • Tips and techniques for playing this movement with artistry

Lesson 288 Autumn Moon: A Section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of "Autumn Moon" by Joseph Hoffman
  • Review grace notes and counting using a sixteenth-note subdivision ("1e&a")

Lesson 289 Autumn Moon: B Section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section of "Autumn Moon" by Joseph Hoffman
  • Expressive and tempo markings: dolce, poco rallentando, a tempo, molto espressivo

Lesson 290 Autumn Moon: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "Autumn Moon" with artistry
  • Review techniques and tips for adding damper pedal

Lesson 291 Composition Project: Chord Progressions

What You’ll Learn

  • How to use a chord progression as a starting point for creating your own original composition
  • Tips for using form and phrase structure to guide your composing

Lesson 292 Polonaise in G Minor: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for Polonaise in G Minor (BWV Anh. 119)
  • Review techniques for reading rhythms while counting subdivided 16th notes

Lesson 293 Polonaise in G Minor: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for Polonaise in G Minor (BWV Anh. 119)
  • Tips for practice Polonaise in G Minor hands together

Lesson 294 Polonaise in G Minor: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn what is unique about music composed in the Baroque Era (1600-1750) and how it affects artistic choices when performing Polonaise in G Minor (BWV Anh. 119)
  • How to improvise your own embellishments on the repeats

Lesson 295 Hanon Exercise #7

What You’ll Learn

  • How to build finger strength, agility, and accuracy using Hanon's exercise #7 from "The Virtuoso Pianist"