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Level 12

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About This Level

In Level 12, we’ll cover the last of the black-key major scales, and also learn how to play the arpeggios that begin on a black key. We’ll learn a great little exercise for developing some incredible independence between the fingers. This one is easy to understand, but can be quite tricky to play!

This level features some tutorials on very famous pieces, including “Mad World” and “Country Roads” as well as Beethoven’s tragic “Moonlight Sonata” and some pieces of Robert Schumann.

TECHNIQUE

Bb Major Scale

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the B-flat major scale with both hands together in parallel motion.

Eb Major Scale

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the E-flat major scale with both hands together in parallel motion.

Ab Major Scale

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the A-flat major scale with both hands together in parallel motion.

Major Black-Key Arpeggios

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play all the major arpeggios that begin on a black key.

Held Notes, Part 2

In this tutorial, we’ll learn another exercise to help develop the independence of the fingers. This one can be tricky at first, but stick with it and you’ll eventually develop the necessary coordination to play it.

REPERTOIRE

Country Roads (John Denver)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play John Denver’s “Country Roads” from a lead sheet (melody and chords), making use of some of the chords we’ve already learned.

Mad World (Gary Jules)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the Gary Jules hit, “Mad World,” using a lead sheet (melody and chords.)

Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the first movement of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” Like all the classical pieces on this website, this one is EXACTLY as the composer wrote it. Not a single note has been changed!

First Loss (Schumann)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play “First Loss”, from Schumann’s Album for the Young.

Soldier's March (Schumann)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the “Soldier’s March” from Schumann’s Album for the Young.

Chorale (Schumann)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the “Chorale” by Robert Schumann. As the name implies, chorales usually refer to pieces for choir. This pieces is written as if for choir, with four clear voices: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

 

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