Freebie Friday: Piano Basics
Looking to start the very basics of Piano, but not keen on reading from a children's piano book? Check out the first instalment of Freebie Fridays and download three sets of drills to help limber up those right and left hand fingers!
To download the Rhythm Drill, Right Hand, and Left Hand exercises, simply click here (links to Google Drive).
These exercises are presented on a clean, minimalist sheet - but if you require help with finger numbers or labelled notes, comment below, and perhaps an updated and labelled version can be included in the not-too-distant future.
Stumped on how to use these resources? See below:
Finger Drills: Generally starting in C position (in either hand), choose one of the four rhythms and play it once on each finger, for example: Starting with Right Hand, thumb on Middle C, play "Ta, Ta, Ta, Rest" first on finger number 1, then 2, 3, 4 and 5. For some extra practice, descend back down to finger 1 again, one finger at a time.
This resource is also available to download FREE from TeachersPayTeachers.
Right and Left Hand Exercises: These exercises are designed for beginning pianists to practise common fingering patterns and reading challenges. Get in touch to request an annotated version with finger numbers or letter names, otherwise remember to look for notes that may be "stepping" (moving directly from space to line, for example), or "jumping" (from space to space, or line to line).
To download your free copies of these worksheets, click here. Happy Friday!