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Lesson 45 More Fun With Sixteenth Notes

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Good news. Nothing new In this lesson, we're just going to practice everything we learned in the last lesson with the left hand. All right, so we'll go a lot faster in terms of what we're doing. So the only two notes we're using is first finger on E, C on that second ledger line there, and fifth finger on a. Alright, I'm going to play it just one time. So you can see how the left hand handles all this stuff. And then we'll play and count together okay, watch me.

I will not do the repeat this time, but when we play together, we will do it. Alright. One e and two E, and now staccato three, E, and a, four, E, and a, one, e and a, two e and Now legato three E and A, four E and one, E and two, E. And now jumpy, three, e and a, four, E, and ah. One, e and a, two, E, and a now walking three E, and four E, and one, E, and two, E, and three, E, and four, E, and one, E, and two, E, and three, E, and a, four, E, and a, one, E, and a, two, E and three e up for a and so, nothing new here. Let's just practice the motion. So playing with your thumb, hold it and then shift the weight of your arm into your fifth finger and let go.

The thumb must do that one more time. So fall into your first finger and then shift the weight into your fifth finger. That's our legato or a slur. And now let's try it the staccato so play your E and lift your wrist. Notice that I'm not doing this. This is not a good staccato because it gives you bad technique.

This way, so it's like like you're jumping on a trampoline. Like that. Okay. And then your fifth finger, same thing. Let's go back and forth. First finger, fifth finger.

First finger, fifth finger. All right, let's play together with counting, you should be pretty good at counting this by now. First finger on E. I'll count us off to get started. three E and a four E. And here we go. One, E, and a, two e, and three, e and a, four, E, and a, one, e and a, two, e and a, three, E and O for me, and one, E and two, E, and three, E, and a, four E, and one, E, and ah, two, E, and three E and four E and One, E and two, E and three, e and a, four E and one, E and two, e and a, three E and A, four, e and a, one, e and a, two e and a, three E and A, four E and a repeat one, e and a, two e and three E and A, four E and ah one e and a, two e and a three E and four E and ah y E and A, two e and three E and A, four E and one, e and a, two e and a, three E and A, four E and A.

One e and two, E and A. three E and four E and one, E and two, E and three, e and a, four, E and A. One, e and a two e and a three E and a four E and who. Alright, running out of breath here. Are you ready? Playing count that on your own, or go back and review it with me. 16th notes are also subdivisions of the beat, just like eighth notes, but they're smaller subdivisions.

So if we go back to our money analogy, and we remember that we called the hrs or the eighth note a 50 cent piece, then a 16th note is a 25 cent piece. So if you have a $1, how many 25 cent pieces do you need to equal that? For? Right? So if $1 represents a quarter note, how many 16th notes Do you need to equal one quarter note? Four.

And if we think about it in terms of pizza, and why not pizza is delicious. One whole pizza can have four slices in it. Still one pizza, but then each slice in this case would be a 16th note and the whole pizza would be a quarter note. Ah. All right. I hope that makes sense.

If not, write to me and let me know

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