it's Show Time! In this lesson we are going
to put it all together. Don't panic!. We
will go slow and explain fully.
at the staff above. You will be playing with
your left hand first in measure number 1.
In measure number 2, you will be playing with
your right hand. Then in measure 3 you will
be playing with both hands together. Finally,
in measure 4 you will be ending with both
hands together. Push "play" on the
slider bar below to hear how this song sounds.
By the way. . . . , the name of this song
is The "Climbing Song." I wrote
it. . . . , so don't laugh. *grin*.
the 5 th finger of your left hand on low
"C" of your keyboard. Low
"C" is 7 white keys below
(to the left of) "middle C".
Look at the keyboard above to help you find
low "C". It is marked with
a number 5. Now, place the number 1 finger
(your thumb) of your right hand on "middle
C". It is marked as always and
also with a number 1. Your hands are now
in the correct starting position to play
in measure 3 that you will need to adjust
both hands to the right to change to new finger
positions. The number 1 finger (thumb) of
you left hand will start on note "A"
below "middle C". The number
3 finger of your right hand will start on
note "A" above "middle
C". The whole purpose of finger positioning
is so you don't run out of fingers when you
get to measure number 4. If you try and keep
your fingers in the position as when you started
playing the song (you can see by trying it
yourself), that you would run into problems
trying to play measure numbers 3 and 4.
you haven't already done so, push "stop"
on the slider bar. You have heard how the
song is played, now give it a try for yourself.
It's time to go it alone. It is fine to stop
and listen to the song again if you need to.
Continue to play the song for 5-10 minutes.
This will help you to continue to develop
LH and RH coordination.