|MMF! Beginner Piano Book | I Like Being Me/BC (Lesson 3)
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Interested in learning how to play the piano? This video is the third 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).
Lesson #3 will teach you how to play 'I Like Being Me (Bass Clef)', the third piece in the MMF! All-In-One Beginner Piano Book.
Let's get started. The first thing we should do is review the numbers of our fingers:
Thumbs are 1, index fingers are 2, middle fingers are 3, ring fingers are 4 and pinky's are 5.
These numbers will appear above the music at times, and will help you to play the piece successfully.
The first note in 'I Like Being Me (Bass Clef)' is the C below middle C. Because the music is in the bass clef, you will use your left hand pinky.
I'll play the note first, and then we can play it together.
Let's play it together.
Since this song is exactly the same as 'I Like Being Me' for the treble clef I will demonstrate the music in two measure phrases.
Measures 1 and 2 are played with fingers 5-4-3-2-1-1. They sound like this.
Let's play measures 1 and 2 together.
Measures 3 and 4 are played with fingers 5-4-3-2-1. This phrase ends with a whole note so you will only play one note with your thumb. They sound like this.
Let's play measures 3 and 4 together.
Measures 5 and 6 are exactly like measures 1 and 2. These measures are played with fingers 5-4-3-2-1-1. They sound like this.
Let's play measures 5 and 6 together.
Measures 7 and 8 are played with fingers 1-2-3-4-5. They sound like this.
Let's play measures 7 and 8 together.
When you practice this piece again, say the alphabet letters of the notes as you play. This will provide you with a chance to drill your notes names.
Here's what 'I Like Being Me (Bass Clef)' sounds like all the way through. I'll sing the note names as I play as an example of how you could practice this piece.
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