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How to Play ORNAMENTS on the Piano - Grace Notes, Turns, Mordents, Trills, Octaves, Thirds & more


Using a simple Piano melody we discuss various techniques which use ornaments (or ornamentations) to embellish a piece of music. All notes are available on our Patreon as a PDF study guide: https://www.patreon.com/posts/62380568 Important Videos which you should watch along with this lesson are listed below:

10 instant Melody writing strategies: https://youtu.be/58crYLpoVaE How to improve a Melody: https://youtu.be/FNE0aA-vzgc How to enhance a simple Melody: https://youtu.be/PLRc0_peLKM Embellish a Piano Melody using Octaves: https://youtu.be/OR7SDeIuXFc Embellish a Piano Melody using Thirds: https://youtu.be/8nSh14ChIe0 How to compose a Melody (Series): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrNNL05e9FT9Rh70I2dDIdR4eLNvMVFX0

00:00 Performance

00:37 Introduction

02:18 Let’s learn the Melody (3/4 meter & G minor scale)

04:56 The Melodic Accents

05:37 How to properly play Grace Notes

08:11 “Eastern Vibe” Grace Notes

09:33 “Blues” Grace Notes

10:33 Tune with some Improv

11:26 “Country” Piano Thirds

13:25 The “Random” Country Jam

14:26 “Flamenco Chordal” Melody

17:07 Octave embellishment

17:46 Octaves stacked with Thirds

18:38 Turns

21:57 Turns with Thirds

22:33 Revision of all concepts

24:04 Conclusion

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