Category Archives: Beginner

Just Like That


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This song has two sharps in the key signature. That means we need to change every F into an F# and every C into a C#. You won’t see a big sharp sign in front of every F note and every C note, you just have to remember.

The right hand in measures 1-16 is easy to learn because it uses the same rhythm again and again. Remember that a dotted quarter note gets one and a half beats.

For measures 17-24, reset the sustain pedal every measure. For measures 25-40, reset the pedal every 2 measures.

The left hand is really stretched out in measures 25-40. The sustain pedal will help you out though because it will continue to hold the notes while you reposition your hand.

Aftermath


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This song has two flats in the key signature. That means we need to change every B to B-flat and every E to E-flat, except for places like measure 5 where the note is specifically marked as B-natural.

For most of this song you will want to reset the sustain pedal every two beats.

Notice in measure 34 how the right hand has an “extra” note at the exact moment that the left hand has a short rest. That’s because the right is helping the left hand out by playing the top notes of the pattern. You could play the entire arpeggio pattern with just the left hand, but I find it easier to get the right hand involved.

Once Upon A Time


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This song has no flats or sharps in the key signature, but there are some accidentals in places like measure 24.

Measure 15, 31, and 47 are the most difficult spots. Spend some extra time focusing just on these measures.

Use the pedal throughout this song, especially in sections like measures 25-32. For the most part, you’ll want to reset it every two beats.

Just One More Time


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This song has one sharp in the key signature. That means we need to change every F into an F#, except in places like measure 15 where it is specifically marked as F-natural.

There’s something else in measure 15 that’s worth pointing out. Look at the right hand notes that are bracketed with a number 3 underneath them. These is a triplet. In this case, you are play three notes in the space of two beats. Listen for this in the video to hear how it sounds.

Use the pedal to help connect notes and fill out the sound, especially starting at measure 27. I thinks it’s harder to maintain a steady beat with a slow song like this one. Try not to rush the tempo too much while you play this.

Call It Something New


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This song is actually pretty straightforward. There’s no particular section that’s really tricky.

Use the sustain pedal throughout the song, especially for that octave bass line riff that comes right at the beginning and repeats throughout the song. For measures 25-40, you should reset the sustain pedal every measure.

Again, since this song is pretty simple, see if you can use things like dynamics and tempo to make it more interesting. You can make sections louder or softer, slower or faster. Try it a few different ways and see what you like.