A Natural Minor Scale

Ilse Lozoya
A free video tutorial from Ilse Lozoya
University Professor, Piano Teacher, Course Designer.
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Playing Piano Scales and Arpeggios Vol.2: Minor Keys

Learn to play them all once for all

02:57:59 of on-demand video • Updated March 2020

  • You will be able to play minor scales with the correct fingering.
  • Play minor arpeggios with the correct fingering and understanding the way to study them.
  • Finally stop struggling with scales and play them all as an important part of your daily technique routine.
English [Auto] The first scale that we are going to learn is a minor natural Why. Well we are going to we are going to learn how to play minor scales but following the major scales where I'm talking about. Well the first is the scale that you regularly learn and when we are talking about major scales is C major then the minor relative is a minor. This is the C major scale as you get C C Major does not have any accidental do you don't need to play any black key just white keys. And if you want to find a minor heard round the world you're going to count from the C note that you're going to the sixth grade and the sixth grade is going to be a note. So the first Russy minor is going to be a minor. And we are going to start first with natural minor scale. So this is something very important is that we are going to use the same fingering that the major scale uses so the same fingering that you use when you play a major juggling to use the same fingering to play the minor scale the natural minor scale. So it is really really absolutely important for you to learn. In a perfect way the fingering of the major skills. So what I'm going to do I'm going to play just for the next day. No accidentals. And that's the natural minor scale. But I wanted to use a metronome so you can watch carefully how I am playing this and you can watch the fingering as well. So I went to send the mess no and 16 bits per minute and that is going to be this beat that I want to use in this course. So I to begin right here playing one cocktail. The three main or minor key of the natural minor Skeete as you can see I change my mind. I pass my form and I change the finger right in your brain so this is the green note right here I changed. Now I'm going to play this in two octaves so it is the same fingering just when I get to next eight instead of playing with the fifth finger. I want to play and figure number one I get. So I'm going to play this to talk this past my thumb again. Number tree or when your dreams are there Tupac tapes now I'm going to play this with my left hand. So my left hand is going to be the same fingering that the major scales so I pass in. I want to play in the two octaves three. Now number four is a number. Hazmi from as my thumb and I change right. What I'm going down my thumbs going to play and I'm playing out the note. So it's has my thumb riparian to and import a commendation. Don't try to play both hands out at the same time even that you think that it's pretty easy. Try. First set of hands several times and on till you feel very confident and capable of playing. So part of hands faster then and only in that moment you can play both hands at the same time. Very very slow.