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Online Piano Lesson #16
A Major - Full Scale & Broken Chord
A Major - 1 Octave Scale
1 minute every day on scales is a great investment of your practice time if you truly want to master right hand melody lines.
The full 1 octave scale is a good exercise to get your right hand moving beyond the basic 5-note hand position.
To play the full A major scale going up the keyboard 1 full octave, (8 notes), you will start with your right-hand thumb, (1st finger), on A and play the first 3 notes of the scale: A, B and C#. (see illustration below)
With your 3rd finger firmly holding the C# key, bring your right-hand thumb under your fingers and place it on the D key. This will require a slight twist of your wrist. Release the C# key as soon as you play the D key.
As your wrist straightens, your 2nd finger should now be directly over the E key, giving you 4 fingers to complete the 4 remaining notes of the A major scale.
To play the full A major scale going down the keyboard, you will start with your right-hand pinky, (5th finger), on A and play the first 5 notes of the scale descending: A, G#, F#, E and D. (see illustration below)
With you thumb firmly holding on the D key, bring your 3rd finger over your thumb and place it on the C# key. This will require a slight twist of your wrist to the right.
As your wrist straightens, your 2nd finger should now be directly over the B key, giving you 2 fingers to complete the 2 remaining notes of the descending A major scale.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The A Major Scale - 1 Full Octave.
Go to your piano or keyboard and try playing this scale for yourself. It's not that hard when you take your time and follow the video.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear the A major full octave broken chord. Go to your piano or keyboard and try playing this broken chord when you're ready.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The Rhythm Exercise using the full A Major Scale.
This is an ear training exercise.
These short, yet complex rhythms are developing your ear so you can learn to match them just by listening to each exercise.
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