Advice 1: How to learn to play "chopsticks"

"Dog waltz" was written as a joke by F. Chopin at the request of his wife Aurora Dudevant. In this work the composer with musical means, has depicted the dog's behavior a famous writer. However, in the classic version it does not sound like a waltz as played not before, and bilobate size. The most convenient tool for the performance of "Dog waltz" - keyboards (piano, synthesizer or similar).
How to learn to play "chopsticks"
Instruction
1
This playful piece is so simple that play it may not even be trained in music. It is much easier to learn the position of notes than their name. Therefore, the performance focuses on the black keys. They are groups of two or three notes.
2
Locate the group of two black keys (that's "C sharp" and "d-sharp"). Click first the top (right), then the lower note of the pair, then the lower of the three keys on the left ("f-sharp"). These three notes have the same duration, and after the third pause.
Press the keys one at a time, from the topmost to the bottommost
3
Simultaneously hold down the top button and the bottom of the three buttons in the panel on the right. This pair play twice. For convenience and General education can remember the names of these notes: "a-sharp" and "f-sharp". Repeat both (of the three notes and two pairs).
How to learn to play
4
The third phrase begins the same as the first two or three black keys and a pair of "La-sharp - f-sharp". On the left hand just below the "d sharp" (the group of two black keys), again, repeat a couple of the black keys. Go down the left hand still on the level below ("C sharp"). Then instead of a couple "a-sharp - f-sharp" double play couple "C" (right bottom) – "f" (to the left of the top black key).
How to learn to play
5
Further, the left hand plays an ascending passage: "C sharp", "re-sharp". After each note is executed a couple of notes on white keys. The final phrase – "f-sharp" left hand and twice repeating pair of notes "a-sharp - f-sharp" (as in the beginning).
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If you know musical notation, then, in addition to tips and step-by-step instructions, use the enclosed notes of the piece. The piece is written on one stave, without splitting the left and right hands, but on your own you can split the party.
How to learn to play

Advice 2 : How to play the piano with chopsticks

Chopsticks, written by the great Chopin to his son in Russia has become wildly popular. Knows if not every dog, or at least every citizen who once went to music school. However, to learn to play the piano with chopsticks, do not need any special musical ability. You just know the notes. But to learn it, you will definitely be remembered for among friends the able pianist.
How to play the piano with chopsticks
You will need
  • 1. piano;
  • 2. the initial level of musical literacy.
Instruction
1
Sit down at the piano. You must be convenient - both hands rest on the keyboard, feet are under the pedals. Inspect the keyboard, find the first and second octaves.
2
Mentally scroll in my head the melody. Chopsticks consist of two sentences - question and answer. Each proposal in turn, consists of three phrases. Chopsticks is played mostly on the black keys. Please note that this is a waltz, so it was written in 3/4 size.
3
Learn the first sentence. First phrase: re-sharp of the second octave, C sharp second octave f sharp of the first octave, twice the f-sharp of the second octave. The second phrase is an exact repetition of the first phrase. The third phrase: d-sharp of the second octave, C sharp second octave f sharp of the first octave, the f-sharp of the second octave, d-sharp first octave f sharp of the second octave, C-sharp first octave, twice FA of the second octave. Play several times.
4
Learn the second sentence. First phrase: re-sharp of the second octave, C sharp of the second octave, C-sharp first octave, twice FA of the second octave. The second phrase is an exact repetition of the first phrase. The third phrase: d-sharp of the second octave, C sharp of the second octave, C-sharp first octave ... second octave do, re-sharp of the first octave ... second octave f sharp of the first octave, twice the f-sharp of the second octave. Play several times.
5
Practice at different tempos. You can play one or two hands. Imagine you dancing to this music. This is necessary in order to feel waltz size. If your hands move along the keyboard freely and easily, you can demonstrate your skills to friends.
Useful advice
Chopsticks is played with a touch of "staccato," that is, abruptly. To master this technique, you need to imagine that your fingers are butterfly wings that are easy and elastic touch the keys.
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