Love Somebody – Lesson 42 – Hoffman Academy



Hello and welcome back. I'm Joseph
Hoffman. Today we're going to be learning a
traditional song, Love Somebody. "Ohhh! A song about l'amour."
"No, it's just song about love, silly." "That's what I said. It is a song about
love, but it's a secret love. Do you have a secret love Mr. Hoffman?"
"Not me, I'm married. I love my wife, but it's no secret. Do you have a secret love,
Princess?" "No, I'm too busy for a relationship." "Oh, I see. Well maybe someday."
Then well, back to business. Let's listen to Love Somebody and then we'll learn
how to play it on the piano. Let's take a look at Love Somebody on
the staff. We've got our treble clef here and a key signature. We'll learn more
about key signatures later, but for now just know that this means we're going to
be in the key of E major and I've written out the E major pentascale here
which would sound like this: ♫DO RE MI FA SO♫ Can you point and sing that with me? Ready go
♫DO RE MI FA SO♫ You notice this first note starts on E and that's actually
going to be the first note of "Love Somebody." Now I'm going to ask for your
help to figure out the notes of "Love Somebody." I'll sing the first four notes,
the first of which will be this E, which is DO in this case, and see if you can
figure out the solfege of what you're hearing. Here are the first few notes: ♫♫♫♫♫ Can you turn those notes into solfege? If you said DO MI SO SO then you're
correct. Point and sing with me in solfege, go.
♫DO MI SO SO♫ You'll notice these are all line notes because DO to MI is a skip.
If it had been a space above like this that would be DO RE but in this case we're
skipping up DO MI SO SO. Now the next three notes I will also give you a clue
that it starts on a RE. So I gave you that first note, see if you can tell what
the next two notes do. ♫♫♫ What do you hear? If you said RE MI FA, you're
correct. How are these notes moving: skipping or stepping? If you said
stepping, you're correct. This time it's stepping up ♫RE MI FA♫
Now, let's point and sing the whole thing so far, go.
♫DO MI SO SO RE MI FA♫ Now let's figure out the next phrase. I'll sing and you
turn it into solfege for me. ♫♫♫♫ What would that be in solfege? If you said DO MI SO SO then you're
correct. It's the same pattern we just had. Now the next little phrase begins on
a FA and tell me what you think the notes are doing. I'll start right here in
my singing♫♫♫♫ What did you hear? If you said FA MI RE
then you're correct. They're stepping down this time. Good, and then the next
phrase goes ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫ Stepping up again, and then we end with
MI MI RE RE RE RE now you tell me the last three notes ♫♫♫ What would that be in solfege if you said DO DO DO then you're
correct Now point and sing with me in solfege,
starts on MI, ready go MI MI RE RE RE RE DO DO DO Now
let's check out the sheet music here's the score for "Love Somebody." A score is
just a fancy word for the sheet music. Now take a few seconds and tell me what
you notice by looking at this. Can be anything. You might have noticed that
we've got a grand staff today, both a treble clef and bass clef join together.
Our right hand plays all the notes on the top. Our left hand will play all the
notes down here in the bass clef but today we're just going to be focusing on
the treble clef so you can kind of ignore this bass staff down
here. Now you also might have noticed that we've got rhythms now. When we were
dictating these note heads on the staff a second ago we just saw the note heads
but if you add stems and beams now we'll be able to tell what the rhythm is. So
let's try speaking the rhythm of all the notes written up here in the treble
staff. Can you point with me and we'll say TI-TI or TA? Now do we have any rhythms
that are not TI-TI or TA? See if you can find it.
Point to it. If you're pointing right here then you found four sixteenth notes
which you might remember. They'll go TIKI-TIKI, twice as fast as our eighth
notes. Now let's say TI-TI for the eighth notes, TA for the quarter note, and when
we get to these sixteenth notes we'll say TIKI-TIKI so point with me and let's
speak the rhythm. Ready, go. TI-TI, TI-TI, TI-TI TA, TI-TI, TI-TI, TI-TI, TA, TI-TI, TI-TI, TI-TI, TA, TI-TI, TIKI-TIKI TI-TI TA Great. Now, let's try playing this on the piano. Okay let's
go ahead and place the right hand in the E major pentascale which you recall has an E,
F-sharp G-sharp, A, B. Can you play and name each note with me? Ready, let's start
with E, go. E, F-sharp, G-sharp, A, B. Great now let's step down starting with B and
say the name B A G-sharp F-sharp E Great now this is our position for "Love
Somebody." Let's take a look at this first phrase instead of me showing you every
note and how to play it. Let's see if you can figure it out first with your hand
in this position. I'll sing a phrase and you try to play it. DO MI SO SO Now you
try and play. Good now let's try it together. It's DO MI SO SO with finger 1 3 5 5 Now the next pattern goes RE MI FA which starts with finger
2. Can you figure it out? The correct answer would be 2 3 4. Now let's
put those two together, can you play it with me? Let's sing solfege and play.
Ready go. DO MI SO SO Okay great.
Now let's take a look at the next phrase We have DO MI SO SO FA MI RE. Can you
try to play that phrase on your own? Good now let's try that phrase together. Ready
go DO MI SO SO FA MI RE
Super. If you ever need to practice a few extra times, feel free to press pause
whenever you need to and give some extra practice. Now let's go to the third
phrase which is the same as the first phrase. We have DO MI SO SO RE MI FA Now
your turn. Good now let's look at this last phrase we have MI MI RE RE RE RE DO DO DO. Now you try. Good now
this time let's sing it with rhythm words, try it with me, ready
go. Super now I'd like you to press pause and practice putting all of those
phrases together. Try the whole song you can download the sheet music from our
website or you can use the music on your screen. Press play when you're ready to
try it with me from the beginning. Okay I'm going to play through the whole
thing. You're welcome to just listen or try playing along with me and let's sing
the solfege. Ready go. DO MI SO SO RE ME FA DO MI SO SO FA MI RE Nice work learning to play the right
hand of "Love somebody." Be sure to practice this every day until you can
play it confidently and then you'll be ready to add chords in the left hand as
you play. I encourage you to sing the lyrics while you play, or for a challenge
sing the solfege while you play. Thanks for watching and see you next time. (♫Music in background♫) It's a beautiful thing. Fills your heart with nice warm fuzzy things like rainbows. Hmm
cuddling bunnies with wings "Oh hi Scuba." (Scuba Surprised) "Hi." "Who are you talking to?"
"Nothing, I mean no one, I mean, um, Do you want to
go get some ice cream?" "Ice cream? You bet." "Awesome. Well hey you're sure you're not
too busy?" "You can always make time for ice cream." "You can say that again. Come on."

9 thoughts on “Love Somebody – Lesson 42 – Hoffman Academy”

  1. I am so bad at solfeggi (or whatever it's called) I could memorize a whole song but couldn't remember what re or me is if my life depended on it 😆

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