Eleven Month Follow-Up Course (88 lessons)

Lessons 9-96 (Month 2-12)

Lesson 9
•    A Little Bit About the Structure of the Follow-Up Course
•    Details and Analysis of the Beginning of the Menuet (Right Hand)
•    Playing the Beginning of the Menuet (Right Hand)

Lesson 10
•    Details and Analysis of the Beginning of the Menuet (Left Hand)
•    Playing the Beginning of the Menuet (Left Hand)
•    Acquire Sight Reading Step by Step

Lesson 11
•    Playing the Two First Bars With Both Hands
•    Sight Reading – Finding Keys on the Keyboard
•    Inner Instrument – Mental Play

Lesson 12
•    How to Play Bars 3, 4
•    How to Play Hands Separately and Together On the Keyboard
•    Third Bar, Second Beat, Mordent (Optional)

Lesson 13
•    Changes in the Learning Process and About Materials
•    How to Play Places that Need a Different Technical Approach
•    Why Wrist Movements Are So Important

Lesson 14
•    Sight Reading – Bass Clef (Part 1)
•    First Half of the Menuet – Hands Separately Task by Task
•    First Half of the Menuet – Playing Hands Separately Without Stopping

Lesson 15
•    Second Half of the Menuet – Hands Separately Task by Task
•    Second Half of the Menuet – Playing Hands Separately Without Stopping
•    Memorizing Bars 1-8 Hands Separately

Lesson 16
•    Sight Reading – Bass Clef (Part 2)
•    Memorizing Bars 1-8 Hands Together
•    Memorizing Bars 9-16 Hands Separately
•    Exercise to Combine Finger and Wrist Technique
•    Two Announcements About the Course

Lesson 17
•    Memorizing Bars 9-16 Hands Together
•    Memorizing Bars 17-24 Hands Separately
•    Second Exercise to Combine Finger and Wrist Technique

Lesson 18
•    Memorizing Bars 17-24 Hands Together
•    Memorizing Bars 25-32 Hands Separately
•    Why Awareness During Memorizing Process Is So Important
•    Exercise to Combine Thumb with Other Fingers and Wrist

Lesson 19
•    Memorizing Bars 25-32 Hands Together
•    How to Change the Piece More Musical – the Importance of Listening
•    How to Create a Continuous Musical Flow

Lesson 20
•    More About Mental Play
•    How to Make the Rhythm Work for You
•    Sight Reading – Fingering Positions
•    Ornaments in the Piece (Optional)
•    Conclusion of the Menuet and How We Go On

Lesson 21
•    Minor Pattern and G Minor
•    Analysis What to Practice in the Piece

Lesson 22
•    Degrees and Leading Tone (Sharped Seventh) in Minor Scale
•    First, Fourth and Fifth Degree Triads in G Minor
•    Triad, First Inversion and Second Inversion
•    Finding Triads and Inversions in the Piece

Lesson 23
•    Let’s Organise the Learning Process of Old French Song by P. Tchaikovsky
•    Places that Need a Different Technical Approach – Part 1

Lesson 24
•    Places that Need a Different Technical Approach – Part 2
•    Putting Hands Together On Your Own

Lesson 25
•    Practicing Sections 7, 8, 9 and 10
•    Finger Technique and Wrist Flexibility Exercise

Lesson 26
•    Practicing Sections 11, 12 and the Whole Piece Hands Separately
•    Rhythm Exercises and Quarter Note with Double Dot

Lesson 27
•    Practicing Two Hands Together
•    Exceptions in Repeating Material (Bars 2 and 4, Bars 26 and 28)

Lesson 28
•    Dynamics
•    Different Aspects How to Practice
•    The Next Piece You Are Going to Learn is „Morning“ from “Music for Children” by S. Prokofiev

Lesson 29
•    Introduction to the Learning Process
•    S. Prokofiev – Morning from Music for Children
•    How to Learn from My Performance of the Piece
•    Tasks for the Two First Bars of the Piece
•    Resolving the Tasks and Playing the Two Bars

Lesson 30
•    About the Right Pedal
•    The Method of Pedaling
•    Pedaling in Bars 1 and 2
•    Places That Need a New Approach

Lesson 31
•    Playing Bars 18-19 Right Hand
•    Playing Bars 20-23 Right Hand

Lesson 32
•    Sight Reading in Bass Clef Area
•    Note Recognition Exercise
•    The Lowest Section of the Keyboard and Octava Sign
•    Playing Bar 5

Lesson 33
•    Introduction to the Lesson
•    Playing 2nd Half of Bar 6
•    Playing Bars 1-6 Hands Together
•    Key Recognition Exercise
•    Bass Clef Octaves as Sectors

Lesson 34
•    Playing 2nd Half of Bar 7 and Bar 8
•    Playing Bars 1-8 Hands Together
•    Importance of Time and Rhythm in the Piece
•    Technical Exercises

Lesson 35
•    Playing Bars 9-17 Right Hand
•    Playing Bars 18-23 Left Hand
•    About the Working Process

Lesson 36
•    Playing Bars 9-13 Hands Together
•    Playing Bars 14-17 Left Hand
•    Repeating Bars 9-13 Hands Together
•    Playing Bars 18-19 Hands Together

Lesson 37
•    Playing Bars 27-29 Hands Together – Part 1
•    Playing Bars 27-29 Hands Together – Part 2
•    Pedaling Exercise

Lesson 38
•    Playing Bars 1-8 Hands Together – Part 1
•    Playing Bars 1-8 Hands Together – Part 2

Lesson 39
•    Playing Bars 9-18 Hands Together
•    Some Things to Remember While Practicing

Lesson 40
•    Playing Bars 18-24 Hands Together
•    About the Practicing Process
•    The Whole Piece from Beginning to the End
•    Conclusion

Lesson 41
•    The Next Piece – Menuet in F Major by Haydn
•    Menuet by Haydn Hands Separately
•    Find the Repetitions
•    The Language of Wrist Movements
•    The Whole Piece Hands Together

Lesson 42
•    About F Major Scale
•    F Major Triads and Dominant Seventh Chord
•    Harmonic Structure of the Piece
•    About the Learning Process

Lesson 43
•    Playing Bars 1-6 Right Hand
•    Example from Study by Chopin
•    Right Hand
•    Exercises for the Left Hand

Lesson 44
•    How to Use Harmonic Knowledge in Left Hand
•    Harmony in Both Hands and How to Use It
•    Playing Bars 1-12 Hands Together
•    Why the Piece Has Some Extra Bonuses

Lesson 45
•    About the Musical Idea
•    Musical Ideas and Intonation Bars 1-8
•    Musical Ideas and Intonation Bars 9-20
•    How to Put Hands Together

Lesson 46
•    Thorough Practicing (Right Hand) – Ideas 1-3
•    Thorough Practicing (Right Hand) – Ideas 4-5
•    Ideas 1-5 Together
•    Bars 9-12

Lesson 47
•    About the Lesson
•    Musical Memory
•    Rhythm As the Musical Basis
•    Musical Consciousness
•    Exercises to Widen Musical Consciousness

Lesson 48
•    How to Form the Whole Piece
•    Technical Exercises – Part 1
•    Technical Exercises – Part 2
•    The Importance of Concentration
•    Half of the Course Is Over

Lesson 49
•    Basic Information About J.S. Bach Prelude in C Major WTC I
•    About Chords
•    How to Orientate

Lesson 50
•    Starting the Practical Learning Process
•    Exercises
•    Exercises and Ideas

Lesson 51
•    About the Speciality of This Prelude and This Lesson
•    Finding Out the Chords of the Third Bar
•    About the Chords in Bars 1-5

Lesson 52
•    Playing and Analysis of the Three Last Bars
•    C Major Triad and Inversions

Lesson 53
•    About the Depth of Your Studies and Some Interesting Details
•    What to Practice and Exercises

Lesson 54
•    From Linear Thinking to Process Thinking
•    How to Use Intervals and Triads in Learning
•    About the Next Lesson

Lesson 55
•    More About Johann Sebastian Bach
•    Work with the First Musical Idea
•    About Memory

Lesson 56
•    Work with the Second Musical Idea
•    Work with the Third Musical Idea
•    What Should You Practice Now

Lesson 57
•    Bach and Later Composers
•    Work with the Fourth Musical Idea

Lesson 58
•    Work with the Fifth Musical Idea
•    Work with the Sixth Musical Idea
•    What to Practice Now

Lesson 59
•    Lesson Warm-Up
•    Work with the Seventh Musical Idea
•    Work with the Eighth Musical Idea
•    Work with the Ninth Musical Idea

Lesson 60
•    Bars 24, 25, 26, 27
•    Bars 28, 29
•    Bars 30, 31, 32 and the End

Lesson 61
•    About the Learning Process
•    Playing Idea 1 and Main Principles
•    Playing Ideas 2, 3, 4
•    Pedal in All Bars (Except the Last Three Bars)

Lesson 62
•    Playing Ideas 5, 6, 7
•    Playing Ideas 8, 9, 10
•    Pedalling Exceptions and Connecting of Ideas
•    Little Ending Speech

Lesson 63
•    Introduction to the New Piece and How to Start
•    Comparison of Für Elise and Theme, 3 Variations and Coda
•    Work with Variation 2
•    What Should You Do Next

Lesson 64
•    The Ties and Musical Ideas in Variation 2
•    Right Hand in Variation 2
•    Left Hand in Variation 2

Lesson 65
•    Playing Left Hand and Dynamic Markings
•    Playing Through the Right Hand
•    Putting Hands Together and How to Continue

Lesson 66
•    What to Do Next and Learning the Main Theme
•    Right Hand, Upper Voice Bars 1-5
•    Both Voices Together in Right Hand, Bars 1-5
•    The Conlusion of the Lesson

Lesson 67
•    Left Hand in Bars 1, 2, 3, 4
•    Hands Together in Bars 1, 2, 3, 4

Lesson 68
•    A Very Important Step in Your Development
•    Bars 5, 6 and Left Hand in Variations 3, 1
•    About the Learning Process

Lesson 69
•    About Musical Thinking and Fingering Principles
•    Practicing Bars 7, 8, 9 and 11, 12 (Right Hand)
•    What Should You Do On Your Own Now

Lesson 70
•    Practicing Bars 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
•    Hand Support, Memorization and About Next Lesson

Lesson 71
•    Playing Hands Together in Bars 12-16
•    About Memorizing
•    Right Hand in Coda

Lesson 72
1.    About the Learning Process
2.    Practicing Coda
3.    Practicing Variation 3 and Bar 10

Lesson 73
•    Some Important Aspects in Playing the Piano
•    About Your Development Process
•    About Piano Technique and Your Body

Lesson 74
•    Expressing the Musical Idea 1
•    Expressing the Musical Idea 3

Lesson 75
•    About Using the Musical Expression
•    Exercise for Developing Speed in Touch
•    Using Different Dynamics in the Piece

Lesson 76
•    Using Sustain and Soft Pedal in the Piece
•    Final Things About Musical Idea in the Piece
•    About the Learning Process and the Next Piece Für Elise

Lesson 77
•    About the Learning Process
•    Musical Motives for Practicing
•    What to Do Next

Lesson 78
•    Higher Values in the Piece
•    Bars 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 with Right Hand
•    Important Things to Learn from the Lesson

Lesson 79
•    What to Do On Your Own and About the Learning Process
•    Connecting Motives in Bars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
•    Bars 12, 13, 14
•    An Approach to Practicing

Lesson 80
•    What to Practice and Analyse On Your Own
•    Playing the First Big Section
•    Practicing Bar 22
•    Finger Sensitivity Exercise and About Sensitivity

Lesson 81
•    First Big Section (Bars 1-22) with Hands Together
•    Ornaments in Bars 23 and 26
•    About the Practicing Process

Lesson 82
•    Right Hand in Bars 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
•    Left Hand in Bars 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
•    Repeating Bars 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 with Right Hand

Lesson 83
•    Left Hand in Bars 30-34
•    Repeating Bars 23-29 Hands Separately
•    About Body and Musical Motion

Lesson 84
•    Hands Together in Bars 30-34
•    Hands Together in Bars 22-29
•    Organising the Learning Process
•    Bars 35, 36, 37, 38

Lesson 85
•    About the Learning Process and Important Values
•    Sixteenths and Triplets
•    Bars 81, 82
•    Bars 77, 78, 79 Right Hand

Lesson 86
•    Left and Right Hand Together in Bars 77, 78, 79, 80
•    Repeating Bars 80, 81, 82 with Right Hand
•    Left Hand in Bars 59-77

Lesson 87
•    Repeating Bars 23-34 Hands Together
•    About Habits and Expanding the Possibilities

Lesson 88
•    Exercise for Playing Chords with Upward Motion
•    Right Hand in Bars 60-76

Lesson 89
•    Left Hand in Bars 59-76
•    Bars 59-76 Hands Together

Lesson 90
•    Music and Technique as One Whole
•    About the Piece “Für Elise”
•    About the Learning Process

Lesson 91
•    About the Last 6 Lessons and the Learning Process
•    Section A (Main Material)

Lesson 92
•    Time, Expression and Higher Values in the Piece
•    Bars 22-33 and Ending of the Section
•    Pedalling in the B Section

Lesson 93
•    Emotions and Technique
•    Ways How to Practice
•    Creativity in Practicing

Lesson 94
•    About Memory
•    About Tensions Between Notes and Chords
•    About the Learning Process

Lesson 95
•    Ideas on How to Practice Bars 77-82
•    About Chromatic Scale Fingering
•    The Craft of Pedalling in Section C
•    About the Learning Process

Lesson 96
•    Intro to the Last Lesson
•    A Brief Overview and Final Tips
•    General Ideas and About the End of the Course