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HAMMOND ORGAN & KEYBOARDS FOR BEGINNERS LESSON #1 - B3 and C3 - KEYBOARDS



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hello my name is Keith Appleton welcome

to hammond organ for beginners this

tutorial applies to hammond organ piano

or any type of people this tutorial is

designed for an absolute beginner to a

keyboard all you have to do is watch and

listen to the instructions and then

practice the exercises that i'm about to

give you the exercises in this first

lesson are the elementary ones the first

step is to know where the notes are and

what they're called and the easiest way

to do this is to have a good look at the

keyboard you will see that the keyboard

has many white notes and less black

notes the black notes are arranged into

groups of threes and twos at the left

hand side of any of the groups of two

the why not is called a si

this is AC natural the C note always

Falls immediately to the left which is

one semitone below the groups of two and

each one of these C's is one octave

apart an octave is a term meaning eighth

notes similarly an octopus has eight

legs but that's quite a tenuous link the

number of C notes on your keyboard

depends on the size of the keyboard on a

Hammond b3 all of c3 organ there are 261

no manuals so you have plenty of C's

once we found our C on the keyboard it's

time to play something you have five

fingers and we need to play five notes

starting from C all white notes very

straightforward until you try and do it

the aim of these five fingered exercises

is to connect the brain to each

individual finger so you can put each

finger where you need to be on the

keyboard and the art of playing five

finger exercises is to make sure they

are very even and very smooth I'm sure

you are thinking that this is tedious

and very boring and indeed it is really

but everyone starts this way you have to

get your fingers to work and go where

you want them to go there's no need to

play them like this this is just me

being stupid you need to play them

evenly doesn't matter how fast you play

them but play them evenly and smoothly I

cannot stress the importance of being

able to control how you fingers press

the keys you do need to practice these

five finger exercises at a realistic

speed and get them smooth

when you're quite happy you can play

them like this which is smoothly and

evenly then try it with your left hand

you will probably find it more difficult

with your left hand

but practice the hands separately first

and then put them together by repeatedly

practicing these five finger exercises a

good degree of control will be achieved

there are no prizes for speed here and

practice until you get it right and you

don't even need to be at a keyboard to

practice five finger exercises you can

actually do them on a table on any hard

surface eventually the five fingered

exercises with both hands should be able

to be played like this as you can see

there are three five fingered exercise

variations here and the aim before

moving on to lesson two would be to be

able to play all these five finger

exercises like you see on the video this

is five finger exercise number one just

c d e f and g those are the names of the

notes and that is a fifth interval more

about this later on

for the second five-fingered exercise

all you do is play the same notes in a

different order

the third five-fingered exercise like

the first two uses the same five notes

once again in a different order in the

next lesson I will be showing you the

names of the notes and how to correctly

play a C major scale thanks for watching

I hope this lessons been of some use