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Key: C Major Style: Classical Focus: Style Tutorial Difficulty: Absolute Beginner
 


  Waltz in C Major - Lesson 1  
Christopher Schlegel Tutorial 012 - Waltz in C Major (Page 1 of 10)
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Christopher Schlegel



Waltz in C Major - Lesson 1


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Let's learn a simple waltz in the key of C major!

We will start my learning the left hand patterns. The defining characteristic of a "waltz" is it's rhythmic pattern of 3's. The "thing" that makes a piece of music a "waltz" is that it is in 3/4 time - it is counted 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, and so forth.

In order to do this we will play a C in the bass with the left hand pinky on the first beat. Then the E & G above this C with the left hand middle finger and thumb for the second and third beats.

This establishes our waltzing rhythm!

  Waltz in C Major - Lesson 1  
Christopher Schlegel Tutorial 012 - Waltz in C Major (Page 1 of 10)
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