How to Play Fur Elise Beethoven Piano Tutorial Lesson

Step by step FULL piano tutorial lesson on how to play Ludwig van Beethoven Fur Elise in A minor. (Complete Guide – Practice Piano Tutorial with exercises for speed and accuracy) – All Parts Free 

In this video you will be able to understand how to practice to improve your speed and accuracy while being as musical as possible. I will explain in detail melodies and chords slowly, section by section and part by part separately. How to practice and perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s original Fur Elise. Enjoy! 

Notation and Chords Explained:
A minor scale and chords. Melody – Inversions and fingering. Harmony based introductory part Chord Progression: A minor – E Major – A minor. Points of tension, release and resting. Bass patterns with the left hand. Benefits of knowing all chord inversions on the piano.

Chords of the A minor scale: Am – Bdim – Caum – Dm – EM – FM G#dim. Leading tones and I – V – I Chord Progression. Melody and Chords Played Slowly. (Separate hands)
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.

C Major scale and chords. Melody – Intervals explained. Chord Progression CM – GM – Am – EM

Chord Progression: C7 – FM – C7 (Inversions)

Chord Progression: FM – BbM – C7/F – FM

F Major and Chromatic Scale Explained – Melody and Intervals – Ornaments Accenting, Phrasing and Touch. Practicing tips. Playing the melody with chords. Counting. Coordination.

Piano Technique Explained: Scales, Arpeggios & Chords. 

Analyzing the movements of the hands:
1- Up – Down Movements.
2- In – Out Movements. (Small fingers in movement and long fingers out movement)
3- Rotation.
4- Speed Playing.

Hand Coordination:
Putting in all together?
Accenting, Phrasing, and Touch.
p (Piano) vs sf (Forzando)
Melody and Chords played slowly.
Playing in reference to the beat.
Combining the 3 movements discussed.
Rhythm – Study, Practice Tips and Independence.

Melody Line Phrasing:
Crescendo – Diminuendo Explained
Voicing a 2 melody line with the background.
Progression using major, minor, diminished and 7th chords. Dissonant and consonant intervals.

Piano Technique Explained:
Finger Independence and Rotation. Using broken triads.

Rhythm Explained:
3/8 (1-2-3)

Melody Explained without ornaments and with ornaments.
Melody and Chords Played Slowly.
Points of tension and release on different patterns.
Relating melodies and chords.
3rds and 6ths technique and coordination.
Bending Notes.
Maintaining the Rhythm. Accenting, Phrasing and Touch. Pausing before a sf (forzando) on Beethoven’s music.
Relaxing and quickly closing your hand. Practicing with different rhythms.

Hand Coordination: Doing it all together.
Practicing tips. Doing different rhythms and working from opposites.
Grouping and watching thumb movements on fast passages.
ff (Fortissimo) vs p (Piano).

Accenting, Phrasing, Touch and Pedaling.
All Chord Progressions Explained.

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