Beginner Piano Book: Lesson Two

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Waltzing In G

Piano practice song in G.
Sidney Llyn

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    ▪ Key:   G major (one sharpF♯)

    ▪ Time Signature:   3/4 (three quarter-note beats per measure)

    ▪ Musical Symbols:   Dotted half note

 


How to Practice

  • Read the notes as you touch the keys, even if you have the notes memorized. Think of the note names in your head as you go.
  • Pay attention to the piano fingering for both hands.
  • Practice until you can play both staves simultaneously without any mistakes – at least three times – then adjust tempo as you improve.

 

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02
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Piano Interval Fingering

Piano fingering for intervals.
Sidney Llyn

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    ▪ Key:   C major

    ▪ Time Signature:   Common time

    ▪ Musical Symbols:
- legato
- repeat barlines
- volta brackets

 

How to Practice​

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03
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Exercise on the Bass Staff

Bass piano practice.
Sidney Llyn

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    ▪ Key:   C major

    ▪ Time Signature:   Common time


 

How to Practice

 

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04
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Piano Practice Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Piano Sheet Music: Twinkle Little Star
Sidney Llyn

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About This Sheet Music


    ▪ Key:   G major (one sharpF♯)

    ▪ Time Signature:   2/4 (two quarter-note beats per measure)

    ▪ Musical Symbols:

- octave clefs; a small '8' is seen atop each clef, meaning the entire song
will be played an octave higher than written. (However, if you’re playing
on a 49-key keyboard, this will not be possible; play as written.)

- metronome mark indicating a tempo of 120 BPM.

- poco rit. indicates a subtle ritardando.

- fermata

 

 

How to Practice

  • Use the fingering techniques you learned earlier.
  • Read the notes as you touch the keys, even if you have the notes memorized. Think of the note names in your head as you go.
  • Practice until you can play both staves simultaneously without any mistakes at least three times, then adjust tempo as you improve.

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