Chocolate – Piano Lesson 13 – Hoffman Academy

Chocolate – Piano Lesson 13 – Hoffman Academy

Hello and welcome back. I’m Joseph Hoffman. Today we are going to learn a song about one
of my favorite foods. Chocolate. Especially if it’s dark chocolate. For this song I like to use my digital piano
because the great thing about digital pianos is that
you can add a drum loop like this. You can also change the tone from piano to something cool like electric guitar. So I’m going to play for you the song “Chocolate”
using my digital piano. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I have some. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I have some. By the way I’m playing on a Casio Privia which
is my personal favorite for digital pianos. It has 88 weighted keys and weighted keys
are so important to practice on so you can develop proper finger strength. If you’re not already practicing on a keyboard
with weighted keys, I highly recommend it. You can find a link to this piano or more
info about it on our website. Okay let’s figure out how the notes of this
song are moving. I’ll sing part of the melody, and you tell
me if the notes are going up, going down, or repeating. Here it goes. What did you hear? If you said the notes are going up, you’re
correct. There are five notes stepping up. Yum yum yum yum yum! Now here’s the next part of the song. Tell
me how the notes are moving here. What did you hear now? If you said stepping down, you’re correct. The notes are five notes stepping down. Chocolate I have some. Now let’s put those two parts together and
can you move your hand with me in the direction the notes are moving? Ready go. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I
have some. Good. Now let’s learn the solfege for these
five notes. The lowest note will be DO. And then that steps up to RE. Then MI, FA, SO. Can you try that with me? let’s try those
five notes stepping up and try the hand signs with me. Sing and move your hands. Go. DO RE MI FA SO. Now we’re going to step down. SO FA MI RE
DO. Okay a little faster now. Go. DO RE MI FA SO. SO FA MI RE DO. Good job. Now let’s practice moving our fingers for
this song. If you can hold up your right hand like me. We’re going to do stepping up starting with
your thumb like this. Yum yum yum yum yum! Now your turn. Can you do that? Go. Good now let’s try singing the solfege. We’re going to do the same pattern again. DO RE MI FA SO. Now your turn. Go. Good now it’s my turn. We’re going to step
down now. SO FA MI RE DO. Your turn. Good. Now let’s try the whole song together
singing the lyrics which means the words of the song. So we’re sing yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate
I have some starting with your thumb. Ready try it with me. Go. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I have some. Pretty easy right? Good now let’s try it with
our left hand. Okay hold up your left hand like me. Remember that in the left hand it’s our pinky
that’s the lowest note so the pinky will be DO. Let’s try it once taking turns. My turn first. DO RE MI FA SO. Your turn. Good now my turn. SO FA MI RE DO. Your turn. Good now let’s try it together singing the
lyrics. Ready go. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I
have some. Good. Now we’re ready to try it on the piano. Okay let’s place our right hand on C D E F
G like this. We’re going to play “Chocolate”. I’ll take
a turn first, then your turn. It will go DO RE MI FA SO. Your turn. Good now my turn starting on SO. SO FA MI
RE DO. Your turn. Good now put those both together and it will
sound like this. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I have some. Your turn. Let’s review real quick what your fingers
should look like when you play. Remember they should be comfortably curved
except for your thumb which pretty much just points out straight
and plays on its side tip. As you play keep your fingers close to the
keys like this. Each finger should rest on the keys as you
play. And allow your wrist to bounce a little bit
as you play each note to help you stay relaxed. Now press pause and try it a few more times until you can get your fingers to look like
this as you play. Press play when you’re ready to try it in
the left hand. Okay now let’s place your left hand on C D
E F G. So now your pinky will be on C, and then you’ll
go up from there. This time let’s try saying the letter names
as we play. I’ll take a turn first. C D E F G. Your turn. Good now it’s my turn again. I’m going to
start on G and go back down. G F E D C. Now your turn. Remember that with the left hand just like
the right hand we want the fingers to rest on the keys in
a comfortably curved shape. Press pause and practice playing “Chocolate”
with your left hand using great piano posture, then press play again when you’re ready to
go on. Now for fun here’s a few other things you
can do. You can try substituting in your own favorite
food like other than chocolate I also love curry. So we could say yum yum yum yum yum! Curry
I have some. Or if you like pizza you could say pizza I
have some. Or apples I have some. Think of your own favorite foods and try putting
in your own words. Another challenge I’d like to show you is
playing both hands at the same time. Remember your right hand is going to start
on finger one, while your left hand starts on its pinky finger
five like this. Yum yum yum yum yum! Chocolate I have some. That’s a really super challenge. If it doesn’t happen for a few days that’s
okay. Just keep trying it until you get it. Great job today learning “Chocolate”. As we learn new songs like this, I want you to always go back and review your
old songs too. So every day play “Chocolate”, “Frog in the
Middle”, “Hot Cross Buns”, “5 Woodpeckers”. Also do your finger power everyday that we’ve
learned. Like your hand over hand pentascales, the
black key smashes, and the stepping up and down the black keys. The more you practice the better you’re going
to get. Especially if you’re practicing with good
piano posture. Have lots of fun practicing, and I’m getting
hungry so I’m going to go get some chocolate. So I’ll see you next time. Chef, all this singing and talking about chocolate is making me really hungry. Is there anything you have in your bakery that’s chocolatey? Why yes, Mr. Hoffman. I’ve this chocolate, chocolate chocolate-chip cookie. Would you like it? Well, yes, I would. Why, thank you! Well, enjoy! I will! Yum! Wow, Mr. Hoffman, that looks delicious! Can I have some? Um, sure, Scuba, I don’t mind sharing. Here you go. Gee, thanks! You’re welcome. Mmmm, that looks scrumptious. Mind if I have a bite? Sure, Princess. I don’t mind sharing. Here you go. Thank you!
Enjoy! We want some too!
Cookie! Cookie! You were planning on sharing that, right? Of course. Here’s a little for you. Thank you. Here’s for you, Fireman,
Thanks, Mr. Hoffman. For you, Red Bird,
Tweet tweet! For you, Baby,
Cookie! Enjoy guys!
Thank you, we will! Uh, Mr. Hoffman? I see you’ve been making fast progress on the cookie. Yep. Well, it’s a good thing I brought another one for you. Are you serious? Oh, thank you so much! Enjoy. Nice. Hey, Mr. Hoffman? Yes, Scuba?
I just wanted to say, Don’t forget the milk. I brought this for you. Thank you, you’re too kind. At last!


  1. Thank-you for every video that you make and upload! They are all informative, fun and very good quality. πŸ™‚ Although, I just wanted to give you a heads up that on this video I happened to noticed that at 10:06 the finger power exercises that are mentioned have not been introduced yet in the new "Beginning Piano Unit 1" playlist.

  2. I like chocolate. they taste good, but too much chocolate leads to toothache and tooth decay and other symptoms that are unhealthy and hurt the body parts. I don't wanna eat any chocolate. chocolates are brown or dark brown.


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  5. For anyone looking to start practicing improv: go to 1:55. This song is in C major, so white keys only. I found replaying this part over and over again a great way to get better at improvisation.

  6. I bought a keyboard 3 weeks ago and I was rushing myself to learn songs from Bach and Chopin but I was doing horribly and my wrists were sore from terrible posture. After 2 weeks I decided I had to take it slow and do it right from the basics and your videos have been a great help, I'm much more relaxed when playing and my wrists haven't hurt since. Thank You!

  7. The camera which captures the keys has less FPS, it's always kinda annoying from the beggining, but it doesn't matter. Great stuff !

  8. Mr. Hoffman thanking for this classes. We don't have enough money to put me in classes and this videos are helping me learn soooo fast. Thank you so much.

  9. Ha! I am learning usingΒ  digital/keyboard piano. Been using one the whole time, these video's are very helpful and awesome. Mister Hoffman, thank you for making such engaging and informative videos to help piano 'noob's' like myself get better. πŸ˜€

  10. Does anybody know how to move just their pinky finger? I cant do it all the way, whenever I try, I end up moving the finger closest to my pinkie as well. :/

  11. I have a Casio ctk-720 and I find it works outstanding for beginners and a little more familiar players like me.the only kink is that it has only 61 keys

  12. Mr.Hoffman how can I assure myself of the fact that my electronic keyboard constitutes of weighted keys?

  13. Thanks for the website blog on how to choose piano….. But your website says you prefer Yamaha AriusΒ© rather than Privia

  14. Hi I love your surprise πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€‘

  15. Thank you so much for the video! It is so helpful! I was totally new and knew nothing about piano, but now I learned so much. It is amazing!! Great videos!

  16. I really love your videos. It's so helpful to me. Before i can't play anything in my piano. And with your help, i now know so much about it. Thank you soooo much!! <3 (playing on Yamaha piano) πŸ˜‰

  17. ok so at the end when he got the cookie, I went to go get one of the chocolate chips cookies I made yesterday. I made 48 cookies yesterday. When I went to go get one, there were none left.

  18. Thank you Mr. Hoffman for your great effort. My son benefits and learns from you so much, our great greetings from Egypt πŸ’Ÿ

  19. I broke my arm so I can't use it. what do you reccomend for playing piano w/ my left hand? (plz comment my hand is soon to be in a cast!)

  20. I think that on lesson 13 , unit 1, I think that you should add yum to the end of the part "Chocolate I have some" and add 1 note to go with it.

  21. Thank you Mr. Hoffman for uploading your video lessons. They help me a lot and I hope to learn more from you. 😊

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