The Carpenters

Things to Review
3rds, 4ths, and 5ths
Playing Hands Together

Whatʼs New
Harmonic and Melodic Intervals

In the art, the carpenters are progressing with building the house. In the music, we are progressing with building the stability of the hand by playing harmonic intervals. In this piece, only 5ths are played harmonically. In the supporting material from the Technic and Performance books, harmonic 2nds, 3rds & 4ths are also used.

Teach the last measure first, to practice the hands-together moment. Then, work on the right hand alone, looking at the melodic 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths. Finally, add the left hand, making sure to count the correct number of harmonic 5ths.

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