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Introduction to Music - Level 1

2 min 14 sec


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CMC 1 - The Staff
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2 min 00 sec


1:1 - In Western Musical Notation, the Staff is a set of five horizontal lines and four spaces.
1:2 - All the music is written on the staff.
1:3 - To write music notes, you need the five lines.
1:4 - Notes on a blank paper, have no musical meaning.
1:5 - Each line represent a different musical pitch or tone.
1:6 - The lines and spaces are numbered from bottom to top.
1:7 - The bottom line, is the first line. And the top line is the fifth line.
1:8 - The spaces are between each line.
1:9 - The first space is between the first line and the second line.
1:10 - Appropiate music symbols, are placed on the staff.
1:11 - The Staff is a musical symbol.

Your CMC Number is 1


CMC 2 - The Treble Clef
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1 min 37 sec


2:1 - To know the name of the notes in the Staff, you need to have a clef.
2:2 - The Treble Clef is a musical symbol used to indicate the pitch of written notes.
2:3 - Placed on the Staff, on the second lne, it indicated the name and pitch of the second line.
2:4 - The second line will be G.
2:5 - If you used the real name of the notes, it is "Sol".
2:6 - The Treble Clef is also called The G Clef.
2:7 - This line serves as a reference point. By which the names of the notes on any other line or space, of the Staff may be determined.
2:8 - The Treble Clef is used for, Piano, Guitar, Flute, Violin, Oboe, Saxophone, and many other high sounding instruments.
2:9 - There are many clefs. The first one to learn is The Treble Clef.

Your CMC Number is 2


CMC 3 - Two Fingers
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1 min 37 sec

Two Fingers PDF

3:1 - You will play this exercise or technique firts with the Right Hand.
3:2 - Use any fingers you want, but use at least two fingers.
3:3 - Once you can play it with your Right Hand, now play it with your Left Hand
3:4 - Use two fingers on your left hand.
3:5 - Play it on time.
3:6 - Play it along with the music.
3:7 - Play it from beginning to end.
3:8 - Play it several times.
3:9 - Do not go to the next number, unless you can play this one correctly.


CMC 4 - Five Fingers
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1 min 46 sec

Five Fingers PDF

4:1 - You will play this exercise or technique firts with the Right Hand.
4:2 - Your right thumb is finger number 1.
4:3 - Your right pinky is finger number 5.
4:4 - Use all five fingers of your Right Hand.
4:5 - Then play it again with your Left Hand.
4:6 - Use the same music, but the number on the fingers is different.
4:7 - Your left pinky is finger number 5.
4:8 - Your left thumb is finger number 1.
4:9 - In both hands the thumb is always finger number 1.
4:10 - Use all five fingers of your left Hand.
4:11 - Play it on time.
4:12 - Play it along with the music.
4:13 - Play it from beginning to end.
4:14 - Play it several times.
4:15 - Do not go to the next number, unless you can play this one correctly.


CMC 5 - Time Signature 4/4
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1 min 53 sec


5:1 - Music is easy, Bach used to say. "All you need to do, is play the right notes, at the right time".
5:2 - To make music we need time. Or as we know it in music: tempo.
5:3 - The first Time Signature we will study is the 4/4.
5:4 - The Time Signature goes right after the Key Signature.
5:5 - A Time Signature always has two numbers, one on top of the other.
5:6 - The top number, tells you, how many notes or beats you can have on a measure.
5:7 - The bottom number, tells you, what kind of notes for each beat.
5:8 - So a 4/4 Time Signature needs: 4 quarter notes.
5:9 - 4 notes, because the top number is 4.
5:10 - And quarter notes, because the bottom number is 4. It means 1/4, which is One Quarter of a note, Or quarter notes.
5:11 - As you learn more, you will understand all this better. For now, just learn the name of the symbols.


CMC 6 - Solfeo No. 1
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18 sec

Solfeo No. 1 PDF

6:1 - Solfeo is the art of reading and writing music.
6:2 - To learn to read music, you need to read outloud.
6:3 - Say the real name of the notes, outloud, on time.
6:4 - Read and say the notes along with the video.
6:5 - In this first video, you have only one note: Do.
6:6 - Each note last 4 counts, it's a Whole Note.
6:7 - You have 4 measures.
6:8 - In measure 3, you have a Whole Rest. Do not make a sound.
6:9 - Repeat many times until you can say it perfect!.
6:10 - By doing one Solfeo per day, you'll learn to read music fast.
6:11 - After you can read it outloud, and say it on time.
6:12 - Now it's time to play it.
6:13 - Play it on your instrument, on time and with no mistakes!.
6:14 - Once you can read it, and play it, you are ready for the next Solfeo.


CMC 7 - Tiny Bird
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13 sec

Song No. 1

Tiny Bird PDF

7:1 - Time to play your first song, Tiny Bird.
7:2 - You may, or may not know the notes in this song.
7:3 - Look at the piano, it will show you the notes.
7:4 - The name of the notes are also under each note.
7:5 - You have quarter notes, half notes and whole notes
7:6 - All that you will learn later.
7:7 - For now I'm sure you can play this easy song.
7:8 - It doesn't have to be perfect, after all, it's only your first song!


CMC 8 - A Whole Note
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1 min 47 sec


8:1 - So far you know: The Staff, The Treble Clef and The Time Signature.
8:2 - To write music we need: Notes. Each note represents one sound. Sounds or notes can be long or short.
8:3 - We can count the beats of the music, 1, 2, 3, 4 ... and so on. One count is the same as one beat.
8:4 - Notes have certain duration.
8:5 - A Whole note last 4 vounts.
8:6 - You can place a note, on any line or space on the Staff.
8:7 - Depending on the Clef that you have and where the notes are placed, the notes will have different names. And of course different pith or sound.
8:8 - A Whole Note has a long sound.


CMC 9 - Four Notes
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1 min 59 sec

Four Notes PDF

9:1 - In this exercise you will play four notes only ( G - F - E - D ).
9:2 - Repeat the same notes, many times, the entire exercise.
9:3 - First you have to play it with your Right Hand.
9:4 - Try to put your thumb on D.
9:5 - After you play it with your Right Hand, then you need to play it with your Left Hand.
9:6 - Try to put your thumb on G.
9:7 - Play it on time along with the music.


CMC 10 - Whole Rest
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1 min 30 sec


10:1 - A Whole Rest is the thick black little line.
10:2 - To write music we need: Notes.
10:3 - Notes are the sound in Music.
10:4 - But we also need silence.
10:5 - Silence is a rest in music, you're resting from playing a sound.
10:6 - The Whole Rest goes under the forth line of the staff.
10:7 - The Whole Rest last 4 counts.
10:8 - The Whole Note and the Whole Rest, both they last 4 counts each.
10:9 - In a 4/4 Time Signature, a Whole Rest takes the space, or the duration, of a measure.


CMC 11 - Just A Song
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1 min 09 sec

Song No. 2

Just A Song PDF

11:1 - It's time to play your second song, "Just A Song".
11:2 - Three measures, two notes, this should be easy.
11:3 - If you can play this song, you are ready for the next.


CMC 12 - Solfeo No. 2
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3 min 40 sec

18 sec

Solfeo No. 2 PDF

12:1 - Solfeo is the art of reading and writing music.
12:2 - To learn to read music, you need to read outloud.
12:3 - Say the real name of the notes, outloud, on time.
12:4 - Read and say the notes along with the video.
12:5 - In this first video, you have only one note: Do.
12:6 - Middle Do, goes under the five lines of the Staff, with an extra ledger line.
12:7 - Each note last 4 counts, it's a Whole Note.
12:8 - You have 4 measures.
12:9 - In measure 3, you have a Whole Rest. Do not make a sound.
12:10 - Repeat many times until you can say it perfect!.
12:11 - By doing one Solfeo per day, you'll learn to read music fast.
12:12 - After you can read it outloud, and say it on time.
12:13 - Now it's time to play it.
12:14 - Play it on your instrument, on time and with no mistakes!.
12:15 - Once you can read it, and play it, you are ready for the next Solfeo.


CMC 13 - The Double Bar Line
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1 min 08 sec


13:1 - The Double Bar Lines, or The End Lines are two vertical lines.
13:2 - One Thin line and one Thick Line.
13:3 - It goes on top of the Staff.
13:4 - Always goes at the end of the song.
13:5 - When ever you see a Double Bar Line or the End Symbol, it means the End of the song.


CMC 14 - We Will Rock You
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1 min 16 sec

Song No. 3

We Will Rock You PDF

14:1 - One more song for you, "We Will Rock You".
14:2 - Be careful with the F#.
14:3 - The notes are: G - F# - E - D - E-E.
14:4 - Play it two or four times in a row.


CMC 15 - Piano Study No. 1
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2 min 03 sec

Piano Study No. 1 PDF

15:1 - In this study there is only one note on the Right Hand.
15:2 - And one note on the Left Hand.
15:3 - THe note is C, or "Do".
15:4 - Did you play the right notes?.
15:5 - Did you play it on time?.
15:6 - Did you use the Right Hand and the Left Hand?.
15:7 - Did you play the entire exercise?.
15:7 - Did you play it with no mistakes?.
15:7 - Did you have fun?.


CMC 16 - Solfeo No. 3
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2 min 44 sec

18 sec

Solfeo No. 3 PDF

16:1 - This Solfeo should be easy, if you did, 1 and 2.
16:2 - Remember, read it, and then play it!


CMC 17 - White Sand
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1 min 57 sec

Song No. 4

White Sand PDF

17:1 - This song "White Sand" is in the key of E.
17:2 - You have F#, C#, G# and E#.
17:3 - For this particular song, you don't need the D#.
17:4 - You need to play the F#, the G# and the C#.
17:5 - The # (Sharp) notes are black keys on the piano.
17:6 - Make sure the song sounds the same as the video.


CMC 18 - The Bar Line
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58 sec


18:1 - The Bar Line is a vertical line.
18:2 - A bar line goes from the first line, to the fifth line on the staff.
18:3 - It makes music easier to read.
18:4 - The measures are divided by bar lines.


CMC 19 - Solfeo No. 4
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7 min 56 sec

18 sec

Solfeo No. 4 PDF

19:1 - Introducing The Half Note, and The Half Rest
19:2 - In this Solfeo you can see The Whole Note and The Half Note


CMC 20 - Old McDonalds
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48 sec

Song No. 5

Old McDonalds PDF

20:1 - This song "Old McDonalds" is in the key of F.
20:2 - The key of F needs a Bb.
20:3 - In this case, you don't see the Bb, because you don't have to play it.
20:4 - There are four measures in this song.
20:5 - 12 notes, with 5 different notes: C, D, F, G and A.
20:6 - Play it on time and have fun.


CMC 21 - Piano Study No. 2
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2 min 51 sec

Piano Study No. 2 PDF

21:1 - In this study you will play the note G, on the left hand.
21:2 - For the note G use the finger No.3, the middle finger.
21:3 - In the Right Hand you have the C and the D
21:4 - For the C, you can use the Thumb.
21:5 - For the D use the Index, Finger No. 2.
21:6 - At the end, you will need to play the lower C, on the Left Hand.
21:7 - You will use the Treble Clef, and the Bass Clef.
21:7 - Play it with no mistakes.


CMC 22 - Solfeo No. 5
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5 min 09 sec

19 sec

Solfeo No. 5 PDF

22:1 - Introducing a new Note: Re
22:2 - Re is right under the first line of the Staff.
22:3 - Re is the letter D.
22:4 - You can have any note, with any duration.
22:5 - Re can be a Half Note, and Do can be a Half Note also.


CMC 23 - Tempo
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1 min 53 sec


23:1 - Tempo means time.
23:2 - Tempo is an Italian word for time
23:3 - In music we need the Time.
23:4 - Time is one of the most important things in music.
23:5 - When you make music, you are playing the right notes at the right time.
23:6 - In music is very important to learn how to count.
23:7 - For example, one quarter note is equal to 86 BPM
23:8 - BPM ( stands for "Beats Per Minute" )
23:9 - The number 86, means that there are 86 beats in each minute.
23:10 - That's how you measure time.
23:11 - The Metronome is a machine to count time in music.
23:12 - There are many tpes of Metronomes.
23:13 - The Higher the number, the faster the tempo.
23:14 - The Lower the numbner, the slower the tempo.
23:15 - Fast music can be on the 180, or more.
23:16 - Slow music, usually is 60 or less.
23:17 - To learn music properly, you will need to use a Metronome, sooner or later.


CMC 24 - Solfeo No. 6
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4 min 40 sec

18 sec

Solfeo No. 6 PDF

24:1 - You can put the notes in any order you want.
24:2 - The combination of different notes, with different rhythm, makes the music.
24:3 - One note at a time, in different order, creates a melody.
24:4 - To pass the Solfeo, you must readt it first, then play it.


CMC 25 - My Nice Family
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1 min 17 sec

Song No. 6

My Nice Family PDF

25:1 - Eventually you will have to recognize the notes.
25:2 - When you play a new song, it always help, if you know the song first.
25:3 - Playing a familiar song, it's easier.
25:4 - There are four measures in this song.
25:5 - In this song you have: | C E D F | E _ _ _ |
25:6 - And then: | E F E D | C _ _ _ |
25:7 - There are four measures in this song.


CMC 26 - Half Note
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1 min 14 sec


26:1 - A Half Note Last 2 counts.
26:2 - A Half Note is a white oval with a stem.
26:3 - A Half Note last half of a Whole Note.
26:4 - The Stem can be facing Up, or Down.
26:5 - The Stem goes up or down, depending where you place it on the Staff.
26:6 - The name of the oval is the head.
26:7 - The head is white, or empty, not filled.


CMC 27 - Two And Two
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2 min 13 sec

Two And Two PDF

21:1 - In this technique you have four notes, two and two.
21:2 - | C D F G |
21:3 - That's it! Repite these notes a lot of times.
21:4 - The idea is to create the steady tempo as you play.
21:5 - You can use different finngers if you want.
21:6 - Play it first with the RIGH HAND.
21:7 - Then play it again using your LEFT HAND.
21:7 - Do not use two hands at the same time.


CMC 28 - Flowers In The Air
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1 min 06 sec

Song No. 7

Flowers In The Air PDF

28:1 - Play a concert!
28:2 - Practice the first five songs you learned.
28:3 - Play all of them in front of someone else.
28:4 - Play this song on time, along with the video.
28:5 - In this song you have: | E _ D E | D _ C _ |
28:6 - And then: | E E D E | C D C _ |
28:7 - There are four measures in this song.
28:8 - Notice the difference between the Half Notes and the Quarter Notes.


CMC 29 - Solfeo No. 7
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5 min 29 sec

18 sec

Solfeo No. 7 PDF

29:1 - Introducing a new note: Mi.
29:2 - Mi goes right on top of the first line of the Staff.
29:3 - You can have a Mi that last four counts
29:4 - you can also have a Mi that last two counts.


CMC 30 - The Sun
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54 sec

Song No. 8

The Sun PDF

30:1 - Play this song on time, along with the video.
30:2 - In this song you have: | A _ G _ | A G F _ |
30:3 - And then: | F _ G _ | A F F _ |
30:4 - The Bass Clef is there so you get used to see two staves for the piano.
30:5 - Practice one number a day, at least!


CMC 31 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-3

Piano Technique 1

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31 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-3

Play it two times with the left hand only.


CMC 32 - Paint It Black

Songs - Level 1

9%

32 - Paint It Black


CMC 33 - Solfeo No. 8

Solfeo - Reading Music

8%

33 - Solfeo No. 8


CMC 34 - Half Rest

Music Theory

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MT10_Half_Rest

34 - Half Rest

A Half Rest last two counts. Just like a half note, a half rest take the space of two counts. but with no sound. When you see a rest, it means "silence" you play nothing, and make no sound, but you keep counting for as long as the rest duration.


CMC 35 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-11

Piano Technique

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35 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-11

Play the whole exercise with the right hand only. Then play it again, now with the left hand only.


CMC 36 - Solfeo No. 9

Solfeo - Reading Music

9%

36 - Solfeo No. 9


CMC 37 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-3

Piano Technique

9%

37 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-3

Play the whole exercise with the right hand only. Then play it again, now with the left hand only.


CMC 38 - Solfeo No. 10

Solfeo - Reading Music

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38 - Solfeo No. 10


CMC 39 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-12

Piano Technique

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39 - Piano Fingers CMC_3-12

Play the whole exercise with the right hand only. Then play it again, now with the left hand only.


CMC 40 - Diamonds

Songs - Level 1

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40 - Diamonds


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