Here’s a great beginners piano lesson YouTube playlist from Sharon Bill filmed in 4K covering the basics of all the major scales. Sharon shows the basic construction of the major scale and then does each particular scale C major, D Major G major all the way through into the flat major scales too.
Sharon shows hands separately, hands together in similar motion and also in contrary motion over two octaves. She also gives tips on how to use the best fingering method with practical tips on posture. I also demonstrate how to give the scale more rhythmic direction and music fluidity.
Here is Sharon Bill’s 8 video playlist explaining Scales on the Piano. The series covers ‘Semitones and Tones easily explained and demonstrated’, ‘The Construction of the Major Scale: A Beginners Music Theory Lesson’, ‘The Natural Minor Scale: A Beginners Music Theory Lesson’, ‘The Harmonic Minor Scale: A Beginners Music Theory Lesson’, ‘The Melodic Minor Scale: A Beginners Music Theory Lesson’, ‘Modes A Beginners Music Theory Guide to the Modal Scale Systems’, ‘Scales – Why Bother? All you need to know about playing scales’ and finally ‘Circle of Fifths: Everything a Musician Needs to Know’.
All in all the above 8 videos in the playlist offer a wealth of music theory and practical playing knowledge. Enjoy and share.
Sharon has filmed the videos in 4K too and there is are also ABRSM Music Theory Grades 1, 2 and 3 on YouTube with accompanying free PDFs in A4 and US Letter to download from Sharon’s website www.SharonBill.com
Here is ABRSM Grade 2 Music Theory 21 video playlist by music tutor Sharon Bill. Sharon has gone through the Grade 2 Music in Theory work book from ABRSM systematically from start to finish. Again when I took this exam I passed my ABRSM grade 2 with 100 percent too – FULL MARKS AGAIN!
Sharon has filmed the videos in 4K too and there is an accompanying free PDF to grade 2 as well as grade 1 in A4 and US Letter to download from Sharon’s website www.SharonBill.com
This set of videos starts straight in with Ledger Lines and builds on the knowledge studied in Grade 1 (Yesterday’s blog post). Grades 1 and 3 are online now too. Sharon has a full page on her website for her YouTube videos with the ABRSM grades on separate lists along with Scales, Arpeggios, Broken Chords and other piano music lessons. Great lessons for anyone who is beginning studying piano and music theory of any age or for homeschoolring moms everywhere.