How To Play the Piano?
Learn to play the keyboard/piano easily by knowing the basics. When you know the concept of how the keys are structured on the instrument, you will find playing the chords and keys simpler.
This will help you understand everything and be able to play the keyboard much faster than with traditional keyboard lessons and tutorials.
This is a tutorial for beginners and aspiring keyboardists. This is only an introduction to the keyboard lessons. But with just 2 to three more lessons, you will be able to start playing the keyboard by yourself.
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The Structure of the Piano/Keyboard
The White & Black Keys
The keyboard is composed of White and Black Keys. The Black keys are grouped into two’s and three’s.
The white keys are associated with the first 7 letters of the alphabet, starting off with C.
C – D – E – F – G – A – B
The Repeating Pattern
A one set of the pattern, called an octave, is composed of 7 white keys and 5 black keys. This repeats from left to right, from lower to higher pitch. So basically, all you have to do is familiarize this one pattern.
The Sharp & Flat Keys
Technically speaking, a sharp key denotes a half-step note higher from a key while a flat key denotes a half-step note lower from a key.
To make it simpler, when facing a keyboard or piano, a sharp key is just one step move to the right from a key and a flat key is just one step move to the left from a key.
For example, for C# (C sharp), locate first the C key (the white key) and then move 1 step to the right. This means that the C# is the black key next to the C white key.
For Eb (E flat), locate the E key (the white key) and then move 1 step to the left. This means that the Eb is the black key before the E white key.
That’s it for the introduction. Just know these simple basics and you are good to go for the next lesson.
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