Music notes

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I'll show you some more ways to memorize music notes very fast. 

These are very interesting ways. Now we're going to tap out some of the notes on a chalkboard. In order not to constantly open - close the piano lid, you can find a place on the piano where you feel comfortable.

Of course, you could just play the whole piece on the piano lid. But that method will bore you quickly. Let's try something more interesting.

Let's take our Bach Prelude in C major. We'll play the left hand on the piano and the right hand on a board. We immediately discover a lot of interesting things. Listen to how beautiful the left hand sounds. It can be two clarinets in an orchestra, bassoon and clarinet, French horn and violins or other combinations. Immediately pay attention to the syncopation, which is extremely important here.

Then, as you may have already guessed, we do the opposite. We play the left hand on the board and the right hand on the piano keyboard. Here I would point out the middle voice, which can be played by violins, French horns, or even trumpets, for example. For me, it's alternately ma-ma and pa-pa. And on top of that, there could be for exemple flutes or pizzicato strings.

What else can we think of? Just as in the previous lesson we played one bar on the keyboard and visualized the second in our minds, we can now play one bar on the piano keyboard and the second one on the lid.

And then, as always, it's the other way around: odd bars we play on the board and even bars on the keyboard.

I want to note that your hands, both while playing the keyboard and while tapping on the board, should be completely free. Do not try to knock as loudly as possible. The fingers are very clingy and sticky but the hands, at the same time, are as loose as rags.

Now, let's continue with the combination. The left hand plays on the keyboard, the right hand imagines in your mind. Then the other way around.

You can also play a bar on the lid and imagine the next one. Play one hand on the board and visualize the other.

So we use any combination of these three types: playing on the keyboard, representing in the mind and playing on the lid. By doing so, we are engaging our memory all the time. The musical text is eventually learned perfectly.

Volodymyr Slakva, online piano teacher
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