Piano Playing

The Ultimate Guide to Baby, It’s Cold Outside

3 Modules 9 Sections 34 Lessons Late Intermediate

About this course


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Here's the layout of a typical video:  

1. This is a side view of the keyboard and Craig's hands. A front view of Craig's face is to the right to help you feel like you're both in the same room.

2. This is a "virtual" MIDI keyboard with keys that turn blue when they are played. The name of the note being played appears above its (blue) key. 

3. This is an overhead view of Craig's hands and the keyboard. 

4. Every lesson presentation slide includes the notated music being  discussed.

5. Every slide includes practice suggestions and fingerings on the left side. 

6. This camera angle gives you an "over the shoulder" view of the top half of the keyboard and Craig's right hand.


Here's a chart showing how pianists refer to specific fingers on each hand. Thumbs of each hand are always the number 1 and then work outward to 5 for a pinky.

An Explanation of Fingering Notation on the Slides: 

Fingerings for notes played individually are listed in the order they would sound: So to play one note at a time, C E G, the fingering will be shown as: 1 3 5  

Notes played  together (like a chord) will be in parentheses. If you played C E G simultaneously, the fingering would look like: (135)

Right Hand and Left Hand Abbreviations: 

RH (Right Hand), LH (Left Hand) 

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