Lessons 301–319

Piano Unit 16

Lesson 301 Spinning Song by Ellmenreich: A Section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of "Spinning Song" by Albert Ellmenreich, Op. 14, No. 4
  • Practice counting rhythms using subdivided 16th notes

Lesson 302 Spinning Song by Ellmenreich: B Section, Part 1

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section (measures 27-42) of "Spinning Song" by Albert Ellmenreich, Op. 14, No. 4

Lesson 303 Spinning Song: B Section, Part 2 & Coda

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section (measures 43-51) and coda of "Spinning Song" by Albert Ellmenreich, Op. 14, No. 4
  • How to read and interpret polyrhythms

Lesson 304 Spinning Song: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips and techniques for playing "Spinning Song" by Albert Ellmenreich with artistry
  • Review voicing, phrasing, and ternary form

Lesson 305 Hanon: The Original Exercises

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn tools and techniques for using Hanon's original exercises from "The Virtuoso Pianist" to improve your finger strength, speed, and agility

Lesson 306 Prelude in C Minor: Part 1

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the first page of "Prelude in C Minor" by J. S. Bach (BWV 999)
  • Learn about the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (Bach Works Catalogue)
  • Using block chords as a time-saving practice tool

Lesson 307 Prelude in C Minor: Part 2

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the second page of "Prelude in C Minor" by J. S. Bach (BWV 999)
  • Review courtesy accidentals and using block chords as a practice tool

Lesson 308 Minor 2nds & Major 2nds

What You’ll Learn

  • How composers use minor 2nds and major 2nds to create specific moods and effects in their music
  • How to identify minor 2nds and major 2nds on the staff and by ear

Lesson 309 Prelude in C Minor: Part 3

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the third page of "Prelude in C Minor" by J. S. Bach (BWV 999)
  • Review identifying diminished triads

Lesson 310 Prelude in C Minor: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "Prelude in C Minor" by J. S. Bach (BWV 999) with artistic elements stylistically appropriate for Baroque-era pieces
  • How to incorporate voicing, dynamics, and articulations into your performance

Lesson 311 E Major Scale, Arpeggio & Diatonic Chords

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play a 2-octave scale and arpeggio in E major
  • Diatonic chords for E major
  • Improvise in a Bossa Nova style using the key of E major

Lesson 312 Danny Boy: Arranging Project

What You’ll Learn

  • Create your own original arrangement of "Danny Boy," a traditional Irish melody
  • Review reading chord symbols from a lead sheet to create a left hand accompaniment part

Lesson 313 El Matador: Part 1

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips and techniques for playing measures 1-12 of "El Matador" by Melody Bober
  • Review counting subdivided rhythms in 6/8 time

Lesson 314 El Matador: Part 2

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips and techniques for playing measures 13-28 of "El Matador" by Melody Bober

Lesson 315 Minor 3rds & Major 3rds

What You’ll Learn

  • What is a minor 3rd and a major third?
  • Learn how to identify them on the piano, on the staff, and by ear

Lesson 316 El Matador: Part 3

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips and techniques for playing measures 29 to the ending of "El Matador" by Melody Bober

Lesson 317 El Matador: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn techniques for using voicing, dynamics, phrasing, articulations, and damper pedal to perform "El Matador" by Melody Bober with maximum artistry

Lesson 318 Hanon Exercise #11

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips and techniques for practicing Exercise 11 from Hanon's famous collection of finger exercises "The Virtuoso Pianist"

Lesson 319 Sonatina in F, 1st Movement: A Section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section (measures 1-18) of "Sonatina in F Major" attributed to Ludwig van Beethoven, Anh. 5, No. 2
  • Review tips and techniques for playing grace notes