Oh Susanna

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Learn how to play Oh Susanna on piano. Watch the video below:

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This song is played in 4/4 time, which means there are 4 beats in a measure, and every beat gets a quarter note. You will be playing three chords: C, G, and F in this song (review music notation for note duration - dotted half note equals to 3 beats/counts)

C chord: C - E - G
G chord: G - B - D
F chord: F - A - C

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Glossary of Musical Terms

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W

A Tempo -
Returning to the original speed

Accent Sign (>) -
Playing the note(s) louder

Allegretto -
Playing the music moderately fast.

Allegro -
Playing the music fast.

Andante -
Playing the music slowly (at a walking pace).

Arpeggio -
Chords where the notes are played in succession instead of together.


Bar -
Organized chunk of time in music that contains a particular number of beats, usually two, three, or four beats. Another word for bar is measure.

Bar Line -
Line used to separate bars/ measures of music.

Bass Clef -
Musical symbol that is placed at the left side of a staff that makes a note placed on the second line from the top of the staff the F below Middle C. For this reason, it is also called the F clef.

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Chord -
Three or more notes played simultaneously. Learn how to play C major chord - access Free online chord chart.

Clef Signs -
Musical symbol that is located at the left side of a staff that makes each line and space on the staff correspond to a specific key on the piano keyboard. In piano music, two clef signs are used, the Treble or G clef, and the Bass or F clef.

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Aura Lee - Learn Piano

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Learn how to play this popular song Aura Lee (Love Me Tender) on piano. Watch the demo playing this song below.

This song is played in 4/4 time, which means that there are 4 beats in a measure, and each beat gets a quarter note (review note duration). There are five chords used in this song - C, G, F. Am (A minor), and Dm (D minor):

C chord: C - E - G
G chord: G - B - D
F chord: F - A - C
Dm chord: D - F - A
Am chord: A - C -E

[Review: - Major Chords, Minor Chords]

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Pentatonic Scales

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Here, we will show you how to play the pentatonic scale, also called a 5-note scale. The easiest way to demonstrate this scale, is to play all of the black keys on the piano keyboard . The pentatonic scale creates a mood that may remind you of songs from East Asia.

[Review: How to play major scale which consists of seven notes in an octave]

Here are the intervals for Pentatonic Scales:

W - W - m3 - W - m3

W - whole tone ( a whole note )
m3 - minor third ( 3 semi-tone / half-tone )

Play all the black keys starting with Gb:

G♭ - A♭ - B♭ - D♭ - E♭

Intervals between:
G♭ to A♭ is a whole tone (whole step)
A♭ to B♭ is also a whole tone
B♭ to D♭ is three (3) semi tone or half tone
D♭ to E♭ is a whole tone


How to play Pentatonic Scale:

G♭- A♭- B♭- D♭- E♭
Pentatonic Scales

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