Monday, February 8, 2010

Feb. 8th class

Today we learned low D, low E, high E (the same as low E except with a cracked open thumb hole) and low F#.  See the song sheets below for fingerings. Today was exciting because we now know enough notes to play many familiar songs.  For next week, practice the new songs and any others that you enjoy playing.  Make sure to keep the beat steady when practicing.  Start with a slow tempo until you can play the song with a steady beat.  Then you can speed up the tempo.  Practicing with the recordings will also help keep a steady beat.

Frere Jacques, Tallis Canon
Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening, Mozart Piano Sonata

Music Files:
Frere Jacques - slow
Frere Jacques - fast
Tallis Canon
Oh, How Lovely Is the Evening