Class2: เรียนเปียโนกับพ่อครัว (1/4)

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"Easy Piano Lessons with The Sound Chef".. Everyone can play the piano, NO BS!
Hi, this is The Sound Chef HD Special "Easy Piano Lessons with The Sound Chef"
and you're with Chef Jumbo
This is our second class already
Well, before the class starts, for those of you who
have not watched our class 1 videos
or mastered the first assignment I gave you earlier
Please do it first or else you may find this class boring
since it does require skills and basics you learnt from Class 1
Today we will be covering "How to play melodies" and "How to read music"
Good news is, we will be playing our first song today!
that is, we will now play songs, not simply "notes"
More importantly, the song that we'll play
is not an unknown Japanese song found in many piano textbooks
or songs for children that you have zero interest in playing them
But today we'll play the song that sounds beautiful on the piano,
song that everyone likes or has heard about it
Another song we will be playing is the song that we know it so well.
OK, so you all know that I'm gonna be talking about melodies and notes
but you may wonder what melody is
Melody is the tune in the music
For intance, melodies of the song "Happy Birthday" sound like this
These are probably melodies that you're most familiar with
Alright, let's now talk a bit about reading music
You may wonder why you will need to be able to read music notes
Isn't this course supposed to be easy?
Isn't this course supposed to be free of theories and those fancy terms?
so why???
In this course, reading music notes is not a painful lesson
It will actually be very helpful... How??
Having sheet music is like having a map
There are times when you are not sure where melodies are,
so with sheet music at your disposal you will not need to do a "guesswork"
see how simpler can things be with sheet music?
Let's go straight to the first part - "The Melodies"
The first thing you need to know about melodies is where they reside
Melodies or notes are on "Musical Staff"
Musical staff comprises of five straight lines just like this
On those five lines, the first thing you're gonna see is the "Clef"
This fancy-looking symbol is called "Chef"
In most cases, what you'll see is "G Clef" which looks like this...
we now know the clef, next stuff is how to read music notes on the staff
You may think it's getting hard now, NO! let me show you how easy it is.
and you all will be able to read music in minutes!!
if this is the last video you'll watch from us, you will at least
be able to read music notes from sheet music, so stay tuned!!
[from the image] After the clef, what you see is notes
Notes are on the musical staff, there are two kinds of notes
ones "between the lines" and ones "on the line"
Four "between-the-line" notes are F-A-C and E, or to make things simpler
You can just memorize it as "FACE"
Now the question is, Which "F" is this? It's the first "F" after "Middle C"
Do you still remember "Middle C"? What is it?
Middle C is the fourth C if you count from the left of the keyboard
so the first "F" after Middle C is this F
This F is the first F that sits between two bottom lines of the clef [see image]
Next notes are "A" "C" and "E" so altogether it reads "FACE"
Let's now have a look at "notes on the line"
F A C and E notes are between the lines, now we will be talking about the rest:-
Notes residing on the line are E G B D an F
EGBDF does not produce any meaningful word or sound,
so the easy way to memorize is to make it a meaningful one. You all know Elvis
and you all know he plays the guitar, so the trick is "Elvis's Guitar Broke Down Friday"
E G B D F...
are notes currently shown in image
Now you may find it hard recognizing what the given notes are
but soon it will be something very automatic, you won't even have to think!
You won't have to think about FACE or Elvis's Broken Guitar anymore
However, as with everything else, it requires some patience and practice
to get used to it and be 100% comfortable with it.
You have now learned notes between the lines and on the line, is that it?
No! the "lines" can be extended
You can go up, and you can go down
depending on the a desired note
The whole point of the extended lines is that there are
times that those five lines are not enough due to the fact that
notes could be much higher and lower than those five lines
These are lower notes...
and these are higher notes
All you have to do is just to extend the lines
Extended lines (leger lines) above the staff represent high notes
leger lines below the staff represent low notes
Now, how do we identiy notes on or between leger lines?
The easiest way is to think of staff as "stairs"
every note gets higher or lower step by step, no skips
so it will be like C-D-E-F-G-A-B, C-D-E-F-G-A-B
and this pattern will be repeated.
Now have a look at the image and try to identify an "F" [highlighted]
F is the first "between-the-line" note
After "F", it must be a "G" which is "on" the line
and after "G", it's gonna have to be an "A"
see how similar it is to stairs? they both go step by step
the same applies for extended (leger) lines