Playing The Blues – Music

In music I learned about the blues. For this unit, one of the task was to play the Bass Line Challenge

Simple :

Medium :

Higher :

The notes that I first started on my left hand was C, then F and continue with G. On the right hand, I played the triads which is CEG, CFA and lastly DGB. For all chords the hard part was transitions. It was a little bit hard to change my right hand at the right time but with some practice I managed to play this chord. To improve the way of me playing this chord, I think I need a little bit more practice so that I can play this chord smoothly without stopping.

Music Unit 1 – Melody practice

Title of the music : Oh My Darling Clementine

Here is the video of me practising the music on the virtual piano that I downloaded on my i-pad :

WEEK 1

Practice Journal Overview :
Step 1 : I download the piano app on my I-pad because I don’t have a piano at my house.
Step 2 : Then I look through that app so that I could understand the app and I could play the piano without having trouble.
Step 3 : I start practising the song that I chose which is “Clementine” using my right hand first for about 2 times. I tried to make it perfect by following the rhythm, pitch so that I could play the song nicely and smoothly and the song will be played gracefully.
Step 4 : My next weeks goal will be, trying to practice using my left hand next because on my last week’s practice, I didn’t practise using my left hand.
Step 5 : I’m also going to start of my practice by doing the finger warm up so that I could be more ready for me to practise the song that I chose. On my last week’s practise, I forgot to start my practise with the finger warm up. I could also get myself much more ready for the practice with more confident.

Week 2
Here’s the video of me practicing on the 2nd week :

Practice Journal Overview (week 2) :
Step 1 : First, I start of by doing the C fingering warm up, so that I could get myself ready to practice the music piece that I chose. I complete the first goals on my last week’s practice.
Step 2 : I start practising the song “Oh My Darling Clementine’ using my right hand first for 2 times.
Step 3 : I then practice with my left hand because on my last week’s practice, I didn’t practice with my left hand. I also completed my goals on my last week’s practice.
Step 4 : Finish!!

Video practice 2

Step 1 : I start of by doing the fingering warm up like the one that I did in my previous practice
Step 2 : I play the right hand melody first
Step 3 : I try not to look at the sheet and try to memorise it. I did the first bar by then I forgot, so I continue looking at the sheet
Step 4 : I practise using my left hand.
Step 5 : Finish

The improvements that I made was that I try to memorise the piece and the other improvements was that, when I practice the music piece that I chose in class on the piano, I did better because it is easier and bigger. That makes me control my fingering better.