Join Gayle Kowalchyk for an in-depth discussion in this video The keyboard, part of Piano Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play.
- The piano keyboard is made up of white and black keys.…The black keys are grouped into twos and threes.…When you go down to the left on the piano,…your sounds will get lower. (piano notes)…When you go up to the right,…your sounds will get higher. (piano notes)…We use the first seven letters of the alphabet…to name the keys on the piano.…
And you can learn these names easily by…looking at their relationship to the black keys.…The easiest white key to learn is D.…It's in between the group of two black keys.…Find this group and then go right in the middle…and you'll find D. (piano note)…(piano note)…From there it's easy to learn C and E.…C is to the left of the two black keys…and E is to the right.…
Now take a look at the three black key group.…Here you'll find F, to the left,…G and A in the middle,…and then B to the right.…Now you can name every white key on your piano.…Now you're ready to play something on the piano.…You'll put your right-hand thumb on middle C…and let your fingers fall consecutively…over the next four keys.…
- Practicing proper hand technique
- Practicing proper seating position
- Practicing the right-hand C and left-hand C positions
- Melodic intervals
- Harmonic intervals
- B for the left and right hand
- A for the left hand
- Using the damper pedal
- Moving up and down the keyboard in 6ths
- Measuring half steps and whole steps
- Progressions and triplets
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Basics
2. Melodic Intervals
3. Introducing Harmony
4. New Rhythms and Intervals
5. Music Theory
6. Progressions and Triplets
Closing and credits1m 44s
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