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April 27, 2009

Issue #7 | April 27, 2009

Musical Notation - The Videos
Keeping Your Focus On Piano Playing

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Table of Contents


News

1. Review of Musical Terms

2. New Boogie Woogie Piano Sheets

Articles and Tutorials

1. Piano Tutorial - How to play "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles

2. Musical Notation (The Video) - How to Read Notes in the Treble Clef

3. Musical Notation (The Video) - How to Read Notes in the Bass Clef

4. Playing with the Piano Pedal

Pearls From the Forum and PianoTube


Coming Soon...


1. A Piano Tutorial of "Hey Jude" by The Beatles.

Many of you liked our Beatles piano tutorials of "Let It Be" and "Here Comes the Sun" (John Lennon). Since so many of you are Beatles fans (I'm a Beatles fan as well) I decided to dedicate another piano tutorial for a Beatles song. Hey Jude seems like the right choice since it's an easy and catchy song.

2. How to Read Notes on the Grand Staff (The Video)

I'm still working on providing handy videos for the beginners piano course. After creating videos for the treble and the bass clef it's time to make one that will show you how to read notes on the grand staff.

3. Free Piano Sheets for each and every lesson of the beginner piano course.

Ido (Our beloved piano sheets editor) and I decided to create special piano sheets for each and every lesson of the beginner piano course. If you learned to read notes on the grand staff you'll find a few pieces, below on that page, focusing only on that subject.


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News


1.Review of Musical Terms

Since many of you have followed the complete beginners course (which is almost complete on our website) I decided to add a handy page full of musical terms which we already covered, so you won't get overwhelmed with all the information I flooded you with.

It's a great page to view for checking in order to see where you stand. Click here to go to the Musical Terms Page.

2.Boogie Woogie Piano Sheets

During the last months we added a few free boogie woogie piano sheets. Ido kept on working and today this page has even more piano sheets, especially made for beginners.

This is great to be able to play this difficult style after a few lessons, all thanks to the help of Ido.

Click here to view and print our new Boogie Woogie Piano Sheet Music for free.


Articles and Tutorials


1. How to play "Here Comes the Sun" by "The Beatles"

I know, I know, I just can't help it, but I'm such a Beatles fan and so I've made another Beatles tutorial of the song "Here Comes the Sun". This is a challenging piano tutorial. You'll be playing the melody and an extra voice in the right hand and the bass in the left hand. The groove is not so easy but if you got the patience it pays off.

Click here to watch the piano tutorial of "Here Comes the Sun" by the "Beatles".

2. Musical Notation (The Video) - How to Read Notes in the Treble Clef

I had to be honest and to admit that If I'd like to give you the best of me I have to create specific videos for each and every piano lessons of the beginners' piano course.

This piano tutorial deals with reading musical notation on the treble staff. It's followed by examples as well. In fact we'll be learning to play the song Merry Had a Little Lamb by Notes.

Click here to watch the Musical Notation on the Treble Clef Video.

3. Musical Notation (The Video) - How to Read Notes in the Treble Clef

Another great video I've been working on is the Musical Notation on the Bass Clef video.

Some find the notes on the bass clef harder then the ones on the treble clef so I added a few handy tips which I'm sure are going to make this much easier to follow.

Click here to watch piano tutorial of how to read piano notes in the Bass Staff.

4. Playing with the Piano Pedal

When my students start to play pieces with the piano pedal they're quite amazed by the power and the beauty it adds to the sound of the piano. The technique of the piano pedal is various so I made a page full of piano exercises for the piano pedal.

Click here to learn and practice some exercises over the Piano Pedal.


Pearls from the Forum and PianoTube


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Wish List & Work in Progress at Piano Play It!


Imminent...

1. Piano Chords Video Lessons

2. Free Video Games Piano Sheets

3. Piano Stuff Section


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See you next month!

Dave

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