Video tutorial for ‘Hot Cross Buns’
The best way to get confidence playing a tune is to practice it slowly and go over it lots of times. If you sing the words in your head you’ll really learn Hot Cross Buns inside out.
We’re going to use all five fingers now. Top Tip! Keep your hand relaxed and you’ll be able to control the sound you make much easier. It can take a few tries to keep your hand and fingers relaxed, that’s perfectly normal. Practise slowly and focus on your hand. Imagine there’s a small bit of glue sticking your finger to its note. See if you can keep all your fingers touching their key throughout. You want only one note sounding at a time so keep listening that two fingers don’t play at the same time for this exercise 😀
Ode to Joy Resource Pack
Once you can play the microscale confidently and are in control of your fingers you’re good to go with a bit of Beethoven. Check out the Ode to Joy resource pack next.
Pentatonic Scale Tutorial
We’re going to use all five fingers again but we’re going to leave a gap between two of them! Reemeber to keep your hand relaxed and you’ll be able to control things easier. Again, it can take a few tries to get used to moving some fingers and not others AND keep your hand and fingers relaxed, again that’s perfectly normal. Practise this exercise nice and slowly, it’s actually often more difficult to play slowly so this is a great way to practise 😀
C Major Scale Tutorial
The C Major scale has eight notes altogether. We have only five fingers. So we need to use a technique to reuse three of our fingers and make it sound like we have eight fingers 😀 Check out the tutorial to see how to do this. If you have any questions ask me at the start of keyboard class.