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SchumannSchnitterLiedchen
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SchumannSchnitterLiedchen

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Level 13

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About This Level

In Level 13, we’ll learn how to build minor scales. These scales take a little longer to learn than the major scales, because they have three forms: natural, harmonic, and melodic. We’ll learn to play several of these minor scales, and continue by learning the minor arpeggios on both the black and white keys. Arpeggios and scales are important for all pianists, whether classical, pop or jazz, so be sure to invest enough time to learn them well.

After that, we’ll learn to play a few pieces that perfectly fit your current skills. Tutorials in this level include the perennial favorites “Piano Man” and “All of Me,” as well as some excellent and famous classical pieces of Robert Schumann.

THEORY

Introduction to Minor Scales

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build minor scales. Unlike major scales, minor scales have three different forms: natural, harmonic, and melodic.

TECHNIQUE

A Minor Scale

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

E Minor Scale

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

D Minor Scale

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the D minor scale with both hands together in parallel motion.

G Minor Scale

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the G minor scale with both hands together in parallel motion.

C Minor Scale

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play the C minor scale with both hands together in parallel motion.

Minor White-Key Arpeggios

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

Minor Black-Key Arpeggios

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

REPERTOIRE

Piano Man (Billy Joel)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn the Billy Joel classic, “Piano Man.” Here’s a song that never gets old!

All of Me (John Legend)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play John Legend’s hit, “All Of Me.”

Harvest Song (Schumann)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play “Harvest Song”, or “Schnitterliedchen”, from Schumann’s Album for the Young.

Hunting Song (Schumann)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play “Hunting Song”, or “Jägerliedchen”, from Schumann’s Album for the Young. 

The Happy Farmer (Schumann)

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to play “The Happy Farmer,” or “Fröhlicher Landmann,” from Schumann’s Album for the Young. This is a very famous melody that many people will recognize!

Questions before taking this course?

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