Lessons 81–100

Piano Unit 5

Lesson 81 D-flat Major Pentascale

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify and play the D-flat major pentascale
  • How to construct a major pentascale using whole steps and half steps

Lesson 82 Row, Row, Row Your Boat

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the traditional song "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in D-flat major
  • New musical symbol: Tie
  • Technique for left hand cross over

Lesson 83 Adding Chords to Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to improvise an accompaniment for "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" using I and V7 chords in D-flat major

Lesson 84 C-sharp Minor & Enharmonics (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: enharmonic
  • Review sharps and flats
  • How to play the C-sharp minor pentascale

Lesson 85 E-flat Major & Minor Pentascales

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the E-flat major and E-flat minor pentascales
  • How to play the I, V7, and IV chords in E-flat major and minor

Lesson 86 Lady, Lady (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn to play the melody of the traditional folk song "Lady, Lady" in E-flat major
  • New term: Slur
  • Review ties and counting the beat

Lesson 87 Lady, Lady: Left Hand (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for "Lady, Lady"
  • Review the I and V7 chord in E-flat major
  • Practice tips using the metronome

Lesson 88 Lady, Lady: Hands Together (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of "Lady, Lady" using hands together
  • Review practice strategies for playing hands together

Lesson 89 Lady, Lady: Hands Together, B Section (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section of "Lady, Lady" using hands together
  • New term: Voicing

Lesson 90 Sight Reading Challenge

What You’ll Learn

  • Practice your sight reading skills with Mr. Hoffman's Sight Reading Challenge!

Lesson 91 I Hear the Mill Wheel

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A section of the Canadian folk song "I Hear the Mill Wheel" in E-flat minor
  • Review rhythm: ti-tiki
  • Review slur and staccato articulations

Lesson 92 I Hear the Mill Wheel: B Section

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the B section of "I Hear the Mill Wheel"
  • New musical symbol: Fermata

Lesson 93 A-flat Major & Minor Improvisation (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the A-flat major & A-flat minor pentascales
  • Create an epic improvisation with Mr. Hoffman in the key of A-flat major & minor

Lesson 94 Au Clair de la Lune (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play a traditional French folk song "Au Clair de la Lune"
  • Also learn how to speak a few phrases in French!

Lesson 95 Rhythm Challenge: Eighth Rests (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • New rhythm: Eighth rest
  • Learn a more advanced method of counting rhythms using a subdivided beat
  • Take the rhythm challenge!

Lesson 96 Au Clair de la Lune: Left Hand (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand of "Au Clar de la Lune"
  • Review eighth rest and counting a subdivided beat

Lesson 97 Au Clair de la Lune: Hands Together (Unit 5)

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "Au Clair de la Lune" using both hands

Lesson 98 Composing with a Haiku

What You’ll Learn

  • Steps for composing your own original music using a poem as a starting point

Lesson 99 La Cinquantaine: Melody

What You’ll Learn

  • New term: duet
  • How to play the melody for "La Cinquantaine" by Gabriel-Marie
  • Review: slurs, staccato, ti-tiki, dotted quarter note

Lesson 100 La Cinquantaine: Accompaniment

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the I, IV, and V7 chord in A minor
  • How to improvise an accompaniment for "La Cinquantaine" using chord symbols