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MMF! Beginner Piano Book | Let Us Sing! (Lesson 7)
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Interested in learning how to play the piano? This video is the seventh in a series of lessons designed to help you do just that. Print the MMF! All-in-One Beginner Piano Course and start the video.

Want to start at the beginning? Get I Like Being Me (Lesson 1).

Transcription:
Hey there!

This lesson will teach you how to play 'Let Us Sing!' - the seventh piece in the MMF! All-In-One Beginner Piano Book.

You can download the book for free from the www.MakingMusicFun.net website. The link to this book is located just below this video. Let's get started.

The first two measures of 'Let Us Sing!' are made up of half notes and quarter notes. Half notes get two beats and quarter notes get one beat. The notes are C-C-C-G-G. They are played with right hand fingers 1-1-1-5-5.

Measures 1-2 sound like this.

Let's try it together.

Let's try measures 3-4.

Measures 3-4 is almost the same as measures 1-2. The only difference is that this phrase ends with a whole note. Whole notes get four beats.

Measures 3-4 sound like this.

Let's try it together.

Measures 5-6 switches things to the left hand, and asks you to play two notes at the same time. The rhythm is the same as measures 1-2. The first note combination in measure 5 is F and G. Because they are above and below each other, they are struck together with fingers 1 and 2. In measure 6 the note combination changes to E and G, played with fingers 1 and 3.

Measures 5-6 sound like this.

Let's try it together.

The last two measures, measures 7-8, include two half notes and one whole note. The notes in measure 7 are D and G. The notes in measure 8 are C in the left hand, and C and E in the right hand. Because the notes in measure 8 are above and below each other, they are struck together.

Measures 7-8 sound like this.

Let's try it together.

Here's what 'Let Us Sing!' sounds like all the way through.

Keep practicing! You'll be great!





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