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Just starting piano lessons? Learn how to sit at a piano, how to use piano pedals, how to read music, and how to play "Heart and Soul" with these Howcast tutorials.
You Will Need
- A piano
- And time to practice
Start at F
Use your pointer finger to hit the 2nd F key up from the middle C briskly three times, then hit it once more before moving down to play keys E, then D, then F three times, briskly. Then F once more, before bouncing down and playing keys E then D.
Go back to G
From D (only play D once), go all the way back up to G--playing each key along the way.
Go to A
From G, go up one key to A, hitting the A three times.
Descend two notes
Descend two notes; after hitting the A for the fourth time, play G, then F.
Ascend to C
As soon as you hit that starter key F again, ascend all the way to C. You should play the following keys on the way back up: G, A, B-flat, C.
Play F again
After C, reach down and play F, the starter key, again. Then jump (play no keys!) up past the C key to play D; from there descend to the starter key of F again, playing each key on the way. Don’t forget that B flat!
Practice until you feel confident. Then grab a partner to play the bass part while you manage the melody. Voila! A duet.