Learn Piano Online-Ambiance Piano Solo

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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

AMBIANCE PIANO SOLO includes nine videos with detailed and engaging instruction by Deborah Johnson, geared for your success! The song "Ambiance" is part of the album Wayfarer's Journey by Deborah Johnson It was up for a GRAMMY AWARD in 2015! You will pick up Deborah’s expressiveness and flowing technique as a concert pianist, and learn from her engaging step-by-step instruction. Downloadable sheet music with detailed fingering and practice guide for practice in achievable chunks is included in Lesson 9 (last section). You should download both right after purchasing the program.

LESSON 1-Measures 1-16:  Deborah takes you up-close, demonstrating the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Deborah explains and plays the quarter note triplets and finger changes with explanations that are easy to understand. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 2-Measures 17-24: Deborah takes you up-close through the first key change. She demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Deborah also helps you connect the descending G scale of the first and second section, with the fingering and hand position for a smooth transition. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 3-Measures 25-32: Deborah takes you up-close through another key change to the relative minor. This section includes eighth notes in the left hand, which she helps you execute smoothly and beautifully. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 4-Measures 33-40: Deborah takes you back to the key of Eb Major, connecting the previous section with an ascending scale . This section includes descending sixths in the right hand, which she helps you execute smoothly and beautifully. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 5-Review first section, measures 1-40: Deborah takes you through all four sections so far with the connecting measures for a smooth first half. There are two views, one from the front and one, close up. She encourages and explains, while she plays the section all the way through. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 6- Measures 41-48: Deborah takes you back to the starting key of G Major, connecting the previous section with descending sixths in the right hand . This section includes beautiful ascending eighth notes in the left hand, which she helps you execute smoothly. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 7-Measures 49-64: Deborah now takes you to the relative minor of G Major, which is E minor, leading right back to G Major in these measures. The beautiful ascending eighth notes continue in the left hand through both keys, which she helps you execute smoothly through her demonstration and instruction. This passage ends with descending sixths in the right hand now in the key of G. Deborah again demonstrates the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 8-Measures 65-72: Deborah connects the end of the last section’s descending sixths in the right hand to the new key of Eb Major. The beautiful ascending eighth notes continue in the left hand, now in this key. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Your success is her goal!

LESSON 9-Measures 73-end + Review + SHEET MUSIC & PRACTICE CHART: Deborah connects the end of the last section’s descending sixths in the right hand, coming back to the original key of G Major. The beautiful ascending eighth notes continue in the left hand. The main theme repeats an octave higher with both hands. Then the ending  repeats three times, each an octave lower. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics.  After demonstrating the last group of measures, Deborah plays through the entire piece, explaining some of the technique and transition spots. Congratulations --you’ve played Ambiance all the way through! Your success is her goal! Downloadable Ambiance sheet music with detailed fingering and downloadable practice chart, divided up by lessons and practice goals is included in this lesson.






What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a full keyboard or piano, know note names and have some previous experience reading and playing piano music.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play Ambiance, a beautiful intermediate piano composition with both hands together.
  • Learn about hand position, relaxation of the arms and fingers, pedal technique and finger position.
  • Learn step-by-step successfully with a full program that costs less than one private session!

What is the target audience?

  • You don’t need to be an accomplished pianist to master playing Ambiance, which is at an easy Intermediate level.
  • For those who used to play and want to play again, Deborah helps you easily get those fingers working again with step-by step instruction with a warm, encouraging style.
  • For students, Ambiance is a beautiful performance piece to add to your repertoire with detailed instruction.
  • Ambiance is also perfect for intermediate-level church pianists looking for a melodic special-occasion solo.
  • Ambiance is perfect for homeschoolers who will love the step-by-step instruction!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:56

Meet Deborah and hear the recorded version of Ambiance all the way through!

As you get to know a bit about Deborah’s background and love for music, you will watch her hands play the recorded orchestrated version of Ambiance from the album Wayfarer’s Journey.

Section 2: Lesson One: Measures 1-26
09:55

Deborah takes you up-close, demonstrating the right hand, left hand, then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics. Deborah explains and plays the quarter note triplets and finger changes with explanations that are easy to understand. Your success is her goal! Sheet Music and detailed Practice Chart included in Section 9.

Section 3: Lesson Two
Lesson Two: Measures 17-24.
Preview
06:01
Section 4: Lesson Three
Lesson Three: Measures 25-32
05:49
Section 5: Lesson Four
Lesson Four: Measures 33-40
05:37
Section 6: Lesson Five
Lesson Five: Review First Half, Measures 1-40
04:09
Section 7: Lesson Six
Lesson Six: Measures 41-48
04:05
Section 8: Lesson Seven
Lesson Seven: Measures 49-64
06:45
Section 9: Lesson Eight
Lesson Eight: Measures 65-72
04:46
Section 10: Lesson Nine
13:32

Deborah connects the end of the last section’s descending sixths in the right hand, coming back to the original key of G Major. The beautiful ascending eighth notes continue in the left hand. The main theme repeats an octave higher with both hands. Then the ending  repeats three times, each an octave lower. She again demonstrates the right hand, left hand then the pedal. She explains, while she plays, fingering and hand position, pedal technique and dynamics.  After demonstrating the last group of measures, Deborah plays through the entire piece, explaining some of the technique and transition spots. Congratulations --you’ve now played Ambiance ! Your success is her goal!

Sheet Music with detailed fingering and practice chart to help you with your goals are downloadable in this lesson.

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Instructor Biography

DEBORAH JOHNSON, an award-winning entertainer with deft piano and vocal skills, has performed on many stages around the world. She’s also been a first-call pianist for Disney for over fifteen years. With a Masters Degree in music, she has taught every level including graduate school, receiving many awards for her innovative methods and abilities. Up for multiple Grammy Awards, Deborah is a prolific writer of musicals, songs and books. She is able to successfully help others reach their goals with proven principles gleaned from her expansive training and research.

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