Free Method Lesson: Beginner Etudes No. 5, 6, 7, 8

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Beginner Etudes (Melody with Open Bass Accompaniment)
No. 5 – Waltz
No. 6 – Allegro
No. 7 – The Lonely Dogwood
No. 8 – Prelude

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These pieces cover melodies with open bass string accompaniment and arpeggios. The main goal is sit and hold the hand properly and learn to present music from start to finish. Various other skills are also discussed. Make sure you’ve covered the previous lessons first. Find the rest of the video lessons here and subscribe to my weekly newsletter for pro videos, lessons, and sheet music.


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  1. Hi Bradford,

    Is there a missprint on page 40 ; etude number 6 on 3rd row? It starts with Index although on 2nd row the melody finishes also with Index. You advice not to repeat the fingers for the melody.

    I asked also on Youtube – I don’t know if you still read comments on old videos.

      • Hi Bradford,
        Why do you use alternation for the melody in Etude 5. Given that the melody uses only single notes couldn’t one use a p-p-i pattern throughout?

        • Either fingering is just fine since the fingers alternate with the thumb. Because students often don’t always alternate in general I used it here to keep that idea going. I recommend practicing both ways just to make sure you can do both!

  2. Hello.

    I usually play along with a metronome. Whats’ your thoughts on that?
    Also at what speed would you consider a beginner should handle? I understand it’s different for different songs, but take Etude 6 & 7 for example