Learning The Piano
Happiness is... Playing my piano.
Reviewing The Music Theory
Since I'm still new at playing the piano I have decided to mark each piano key with the right name (or note). Its sort off like trainings but with the piano but it didn't stay there for long.
Introductions are always boring
We then finally started playing the piano, she first made me play up the scale from middle C to F then the same thing down the scale. She was just testing how my hands will look when playing the piano. Apparently it looked comfortable and didn't looked awkward at all, which is a good thing, I think.
One of the songs she made me play for starters was "Roller Coaster Ride"
And here I was practicing it:
Ode to Joy
Piano Book for "Adults"
This booklet definitely improved my sight reading and my fingering. The only note the teacher gave me is that I play most songs too fast. Like I'm in a hurry to finishing it or something.
But here I am playing one of my favourite song when I was little, Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
C Major Scale
The first scale my piano teacher taught me was the C major scale. I think this exercise helps with piano fingering, it trains your ears, and it helps you play in fast pace. Doing the C major scale can be difficult at first, for me anyways, because it uses all your fingers and both your hands. You also have to do the “thumb under three” to be able to play the whole octave (which took me awhile to master it). But the good thing about this exercise is you can start really slow and you can gradually pick up the pace. My teacher thought that this is the perfect scale to start with because it doesn’t include any flats and sharps. It’s all in white keys!
I was first introduced to the C major scale in one octave going up and down. Then we did two octaves the following week with the left and right hand. Adding another octave to the scale increases the difficulty of playing it. Theres more "thumb under" and "four over was added". I was also always told to make my hands into an arch instead of making it flat. Its apparently bad in the piano world.