Piano Notes For Row Row Row Your Boat – Very Easy Piano Tutorial

Welcome to this Row Row Row Your Boat very easy piano tutorial for beginners. You will find piano notes (in letters) for this nursery rhyme here as well as a very easy video tutorial. You will learn how to play the melody of this song with your right hand. This is great for absolute beginners. Simple nursery rhymes like this are perfect for someone who is just starting out on piano or keyboard. By the way, these notes can also be played on other musical instruments like the flute and recorder.

Row Row Row Your Boat Piano Notes

Here are the notes (in letters) for Row Row Row Your Boat.

C C C D E
Row, row, row your boat
E D E F G
Gently down the stream,
C C C G G G E E E C C C
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
G F E D C
Life is but a dream

Here are the notes once again without the words:

C C C D E
E D E F G
C C C G G G
E E E C C C
G F E D C

Video – Row Row Row Your Boat Very Easy Piano Tutorial

Watch the video where I go through this very easy nursery rhyme line by line.

There’s really nothing to it. It’s simple. Just repeat the notes of the melody over and over.

C C C D E
E D E F G
C C C G G G
E E E C C C
G F E D C

I hope you had fun learning how to play Row Row Row Your Boat on piano or keyboard. Keep practicing and I wish you all the best. One more thing. I have the perfect beginner course for you. Go here to check out my Piano Lessons For Beginners course. It will really help you learn to play. It starts with the notes of the piano and moves to scales and chords that you absolutely must know. Check it out here. Best wishes!

Piano Notes For Harry Potter Theme Song – Ludwig’s Theme – Easy Tutorial

Piano Notes For Harry Potter Theme Song (Ludwig’s Theme) – Easy Tutorial

Welcome to this Harry Potter Theme Song (Ludwig’s Theme) easy piano tutorial. You will learn how to play the melody as well as an easy left hand part for this song on piano and keyboard. The piano notes (in letters) are included below as well as two videos. The first video is at regular speed and the other has been slowed down to make it easy for you to learn. Watch the video and follow the notes below. These notes are also great for other musical instruments like flute and recorder.

We will start with the notes of the melody to be played with the right hand.

Right Hand Piano Notes

B E G F# E B A F#
E G F# Eb E B
B E G F# E B D Db C
Ab C B Bb F# G E
G B G B G C B Bb
F# G B Bb Bb B B
G B G B G D Db C
Ab C B Bb F# G E

Perhaps the best way to learn the song is to learn the melody first of all and after you have a good grasp of the melody, learn to play the left hand part. You can then play both parts simultaneously. To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here.

Video 1 – Piano Notes For Harry Potter Theme Song (Ludwig’s Theme) – Easy Tutorial

Here’s the first video.

Left Hand Piano Notes

Play the following notes with your left hand.

E E E E
E E B E G B
B E E G F
A F# E G B
B E B E
B E C E G B
E E G F
B Db E

Video 2 – Piano Notes For Harry Potter Theme Song Ludwig’s Theme – Slow Easy Tutorial

Here’s video 2.

Thanks for learning to play the Harry Potter Theme Song (Ludwig’s Theme) with yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you. Keep practicing.

Piano Notes For Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee. Here you will find piano notes for this song (in letters) as well as slow and easy video tutorials. Watch the videos and follow the notes below. These notes are also great for other instruments like flute and recorder.

Piano Notes For Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee  (Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial)

Here are the notes of the melody of this song to be played with your right hand.

[Intro]

Ab Gb Eb Db Eb
Db Eb Eb Gb Eb Db Eb

[Chorus: Swae Lee]

Eb Ab Gb Eb Eb Db Db
Db Db Db Ab B Eb
Eb Ab Gb Eb Eb Db Db
B Eb Eb Eb Eb B Db Gb Ab

B Db Eb Eb Db B B B B Db Db
B B Db Db Db Db Ab
B Db Eb Eb B B B
B Db Db Db Db Db Ab Db Db Db Ab
B Ab Ab Gb Gb Eb B Eb Db Eb
B B Db Eb Db Eb Db B
B Db Eb Db Eb Db Eb Db Eb Eb Eb Eb
B Eb Db Ab Gb Gb Eb Db
B Db Eb Db Db B B Db Eb B B Ab
B Db Eb Eb Eb Eb Ab Gb Gb Eb
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Ab Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db
Ab Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Ab B Db Eb Eb Db
Ab Ab B Db Eb Eb Db

How To Play Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee  Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial 

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Piano Notes For Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee  (Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial)

[Verse 1: French Montana]

Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb
Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb
Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Db
Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Eb
Ab B B Ab B B
Eb Gb Gb Gb Gb Gb Gb Gb Ab
Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab
Gb Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab Ab

[Bridge: Swae Lee & French Montana]

B Eb Db Ab Gb Gb Eb Db
Db Db Db Db Db B B Db Eb
Eb Eb Gb Eb Eb Eb Eb
Eb Gb

[Chorus: Swae Lee]

B Ab Gb Eb Eb Db Db
Db Db Db Ab B Eb
Eb Ab Gb Eb Eb Db Db
B Eb Eb Eb Eb B Db Gb Ab

B Db Eb Eb Db B B B B Db Db
B B Db Db Db Db Ab
B Db Eb Eb B B B
B Db Db Db Db Db Ab Db Db Db Ab
B Ab Ab Gb Gb Eb B Eb Db Eb
B B Db Eb Db Eb Db B
B Db Eb Db Eb Db Eb Db Eb Eb Eb Eb
B Eb Db Ab Gb Gb Eb Db
B Db Eb Db Db B B Db Eb B B Ab
B Db Eb Eb Eb Eb Ab Gb Gb Eb
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db
Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Ab Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db
Ab Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Ab B Db Eb Eb Db
Ab Ab B Db Eb Eb Db

Piano Notes (In Letters) For Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee  (Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial)

[Verse 2: French Montana]

B Eb Eb Eb Db Db
Db Db Ab B Ab B
Db Db Db Db Db Db Db Ab B Ab B
Eb Eb Eb B Db
Db Db Db Eb Db Ab B Ab B
B Eb Db Eb Db Ab B
Db Eb Eb Ab
Db Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db
Db Db Db Db Db Db Db Db Db B
B Db Eb Eb B Db
Db Db Db B Ab B
Ab Ab Ab Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb
B Db Db Db Db
Db Db Db Db Db Db Ab Ab Ab
Db Db Db Db Db Ab Ab Ab
Db Eb Eb Eb

[Bridge: Swae Lee & French Montana]

B Eb Db Ab Gb Gb Eb Db
Db Db Db Db Db B B Db Eb
Eb Eb Gb Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Gb

[Outro: Swae Lee]

Ab Eb Eb Eb Eb Eb Db Db
Ab Eb Eb Eb Db Db Db Ab
Ab B Db Eb Eb Db
Ab Ab B Db Eb Eb Db

How To Play Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee  Slow Piano Tutorial 

Easy Piano Chords For Unforgettable by French Montana ft. Swae Lee (Piano Tutorial)

The chords for this song are A flat minor (Abm), G flat (Gb), D flat minor (Dbm), E flat minor (Ebm) and B major (B). Here are the chords, section by section:

Intro:

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Chorus: Swae Lee]

Abm Ebm Dbm B
Abm Ebm Dbm B
Abm Ebm Dbm B
Abm Ebm Dbm B

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Verse 1: French Montana]

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Bridge: Swae Lee & French Montana]

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Chorus: Swae Lee]

Abm Ebm Dbm B
Abm Ebm Dbm B
Abm Ebm Dbm B
Abm Ebm Dbm B

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Verse 2: French Montana]

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Bridge: Swae Lee & French Montana]

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm

[Outro: Swae Lee]

Abm Gb Dbm Ebm
Abm

Thanks for learning to play Unforgettable with yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you. Keep practicing.

Learn 10 Types Of Piano Chords Fast In 1 Easy Lesson

The following lesson, Learn 10 Types Of Piano Chords Fast In 1 Easy Lesson, is based on a video lesson. I’ve put it in text format as well for your convenience, and you can also watch the embedded video below.

I’d like to welcome you to another piano lesson. In this lesson we will take a look at ten different types of chords. These are chords that you should absolutely know. We will start with major chords, then move to minor, diminished, augmented, suspended 2nd, suspended 4th, dominant 7th, major 7th, minor 7th, and major 6th chords.

I will simplify this. This topic is often presented with difficulty, but I’m going to make it very easy for you. I will do this in the key of C major. I will show you how easy it is to form these ten types of chords. No hassle. No stress.

Let’s learn how to play ten types of chords and we will do it easily and quickly. First of all, we will start with the C major scale. The notes of the C major scale are C D E F G A B. C is note 1, D is note 2, E is note 3, F is note 4, G is note 5, A is note 6 and B is note 7. To form chords, you start with the major scale.

Video: Learn 10 Types Of Piano Chords Fast In 1 Easy Lesson

We will mainly use the C major scale for this lesson but you can form chords using any major scale. For instance, you can start with the F major scale, F G A Bb C D E, or the G major scale, G A B C D E F#. As long as you know your major scale, you can use the formulas we will take a look at in a while to form your chords.

The first chord we will start with is the C major chord. Remember we’re using the C major scale. The notes of the C major chord are C-E-G. I’m using notes 1, 3 and 5 of the major scale to form the major chord. C is note 1, E is note 3, and G is note 5 of the major scale.

The next chord you will learn is the C minor chord. I’m using notes 1, the flatted third (flat 3) and 5 of the major scale. The notes are C, Eb (E flat) and G. So instead of playing the third, I’m playing the flatted third. In other words, I am playing the middle note a half step lower. So instead of C-E-G (1-3-5), I’m playing C-Eb-G (1-b3-5).

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We already know how to play two types of piano chords, the major and the minor chord. We now move to the diminished chord. To form this chord, you play the first note of the scale (or the root), the flatted third and the flatted fifth. The notes of C diminished are C, Eb and Gb. The formula is 1-b3-b5. E is the third and Eb is the flatted third. G is the 5th and Gb is the flatted fifth.

The next chord you will learn is the augmented chord. To form an augmented chord, you play notes 1, 3 and #5. The notes of the C augmented chord are C, E and G# (G sharp). G is the fifth and G# is the sharp fifth. It’s as simple as that.

You now know how to play four different types of chords, namely, major (1-3-5), minor (1-b3-5), diminished (1-b3-b5) and augmented (1-3-#5). In terms of notes, it’s C major (C-E-G), C minor (C-Eb-G), C diminished (C-Eb-Gb) and C augmented (C-E-G#).

We could have formed piano chords (keyboard chords) using the F major scale, F G A Bb C D E. So using the formula, 1-3-5, the notes of the F major chord are F-A-C. Using the formula, 1-b3-5, the notes of the F minor chord are F-Ab-C. To form Fdim, use the formula 1-b3-b5; these gives us the notes, F, Ab and Cb. To form Faug, use the formula, 1-3-#5, and this results in the notes, F, A and C#.

Let’s form these four types of chords using the G major scale, G A B C D E F#. Notes 1, 3 and 5 of the G major scale are G, B and D; this is a G major chord. To form G minor, play notes 1, b3 and 5 or G, Bb and D. To form G diminished, play notes 1, b3 and b5, or G, Bb and Db. To form G augmented, play notes 1, 3 and #5 or G, B and D#. It’s as simple as that.

We will now take a look at two types of suspended chords They are suspended 2nd (sus2) and suspended 4th (sus4) chords. Let’s go back to the C major scale. C, D and G played together is a C suspended chord (Csus2 chord). C is note 1, D is note 2 and G is note 5. The formula is 1-2-5. Move from a Csus2 chord to a C major chord to hear how beautiful it sounds.

On the other hand, C, F and G played together is a C suspended 4th (Csus4) chord. You play notes 1, 4 and 5 of the major scale. C is note 1, F is note 4 and G is note 5.

Let’s form suspended chords using the F major scale. To form an Fsus2 chord, play F, G and C. F is note 1, G is note 2 and C is note 5 of the scale. To form an Fsus4 chord, play F, Bb and C. How about the G major scale? For Gsus2, the notes are G, A and D. For Gsus4, the notes are G, C and D. Remember that it’s 1-2-5 for a suspended second chord and 1-4-5 for a suspended fourth chord.

The next chord you will learn is the dominant 7th chord. The notes of the Cdom7 (C dominant 7th) chord are C, E, G and Bb. The formula is 1-3-5-b7. The flatted 7th is Bb. Not B, but B flat. B is the 7th and Bb is the flatted 7th. B flat is one half step lower than B.

Let’s take a look at another type of chord, the major 7th chord. To form a major 7th (maj7) chord, play notes 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the major scale (1-3-5-7). The notes of the Cmaj7 chord are therefore C-E-G-B. Clearly, C is note 1, E is note 3, G is note 5 and B is note 7 of the major scale. For an F major 7th chord, the notes are F-A-C-E. For a G major chord, the note are G-B-D-F#.

You will now learn how to play a minor 7th (m7) chord. To form a min7 chord, play notes 1, b3, 5 and b7 of the major scale. The formula is 1-b3-5-b7. For a Cmin7 chord, the notes are C-Eb-G-Bb. This chord is really a minor chord plus the flatted 7th. For Fm7, it’s F-Ab-C-Eb. For Gm7, it’s G-Bb-D-F.

The last type of chord we will learn is the major 6th chord. Play notes 1, 3, 5 and 6 (1-3-5-6). Therefore, C-E-G-A is a C6 chord, F-A-C-D is an F6 chord and G-B-D-E is a G6 chord. You play the root, the third, the fifth and the sixth of the major scale.

I want you to practice these ten types of chords (major, minor, diminished, augmented, sus2, sus4, dom7, maj7, min7 and maj6) in different scales. Use this lesson as a foundation to practice forming chords in different scales.

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Despacito Piano Notes – Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Easy Piano Tutorial – How To Play

Despacito Piano Notes. Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. Easy Piano Tutorial. Learn how to play this song.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to play the song, Despacito. I have written all the notes of the melody for you, as well as easy chords. You can also watch the video tutorials below. These notes can be used to play the song on a variety of musical instruments, including flute, recorder, keyboard.

Here are the notes (in letters) for the melody of the song Despacito by Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Play them with your right hand.

[Music Intro:]

B C# D E F# D F# D F#
B D C# B

[Intro: Justin Bieber]

B B B B B B C# D B
B B B B B C# D B A
A A A A D F# F# E D E D C# C# B A
A C# E A B F#

D D D B A F# E D E
E F# E D B F# E D B A
E E E F# E D B A B D B F#
F# G F# E D E D

B B B B B B B D D F# F# E D
B B B B B B D D F# F# E D
A A A D D D D E F# E D E E E E F#
E E E E E F# E D F# E D

Video 1 – Despacito Piano Notes. Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. Slow, Easy Piano Tutorial. Learn how to play this song.

[Verse 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]

B B B B C# D C# D C# D C# B
B B B C# D C# D C# D E A
A A A A D A D A D E E C# B B
B B B B C# D C# D C# D C# B
B B B C# D C# D C# D E A
A A A A D C# D C# D E E C#

[Chorus: Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi / Daddy Yankee]

D C# B F#
F# F# F# F# B B B B B A B G
G G G G B B B B B C# D A
A A A A D D D D D E E C#
D C# B F#
F# F# F# F# B B B B B A B G
G G G G B B B B B C# D A
A A A A D D D D D E E C#

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[Bridge: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]

F# E F# E F# E F# E F# E F# G G D
G G G G G A G F#
F# F# F# F# A G F# E
E E E E C# D
F# E F# E F# E F# E F# E F# G G D
G G G G G A G F#
F# F# F# F# A G F# E

[Verse 2: Daddy Yankee]

D D D D D D B D B B
B D D D D D B B
B D D D D D B B
B D D D D D B B
E E E D E E E E E F# E D D D
E E E D E E E E E F# E D D D
B D D D B D D D B D D D B E D
D D D D D D D D D D D B E D
D D D D F# F# F# F# A A D D D D
F# F# F# F# E E E E D E D

(Piano Notes (In Letters) for Despacito by Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. Slow & Easy Piano Tutorial. Learn how to play this song.)

[Bridge: Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber / Daddy Yankee]

F# D D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
F# D D C# B B
E E E D E D E E E D E D
D D D D C# C# C# C# C# B D B
F# D D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
F# D D C# B B
E E E D E D E E E D E D
D D D D C# C# C# C# C# B D C# B B

Chorus: Justin Bieber & Luis Fonsi / Daddy Yankee

D C# B F#
F# F# F# F# B B B B B A B G
G G G G B B B B B C# D A
A A A A D D D D D E E C#
D C# B F#
F# F# F# F# B B B B B A B G
G G G G B B B B B C# D A
A A A A D D D D D E E C#

[Bridge: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee]

F# E F# E F# E F# E F# E F# G G D
G G G G G A G F#
F# F# F# F# A G F# E
E E E E C# D
F# E F# E F# E F# E F# E F# G G D
G G G G G A G F#
F# F# F# F# A G F# E

Video 2 – Despacito Piano Notes. Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. Slow Piano Tutorial. Learn how to play this song.

The left hand part for this tutorial is a bit more advanced.
[Verse 3: Luis Fonsi]

D C# B F#
F# F# F# F# B B B B B A B G
G G G G B B B B B C# D A
A A A A D D D D D E E C#

[Bridge: Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi & Justin Bieber]

F# D D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
F# D D C# B B
G A G F#
F# F# F# F# A G F# E

F# D D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
D C# D C# B B
F# D D C# B B
G A G F#
F# F# F# F# A G F# E
D C# B F#

[Despacito Piano CHORDS. Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. Easy Piano Tutorial. 

The chords for this song are B minor, G major, D major and A major. The chords keep repeating.

Bm (B-D-F#)
G (G-B-D)
D (D-F#-A)
A (A-C#-E)

Thanks for learning to play Despacito with yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you. Keep practicing.

Ten Types Of Piano Chords That You Should Know And How To Form Them

Here’s the transcript for a video lesson I made entitled, Ten Piano Chords That You Should Know And How To Form Them. You will learn how to form chords quickly and easily on piano and keyboard. You can watch the video below.

Hi and welcome. In this lesson you will learn how to form ten different types of chords. By the way if you haven’t subscribed to this channel, I invite you to do so. Subscribe here: YouTube.com/pianokeyboardlessons.

Okay, let’s go. The ten types of chords we will learn are major, minor, diminished, augmented, sus2, sus4, domininant 7th, major 7th, major 6th and minor 6th chords. Now don’t let all these terms confuse you; it is really easy. I will show you how easy it is to learn all these ten chords. It is really easy! Okay? Nothing hard about it. Don’t be frightened.

(We will also learn about minor 7th chords. I did this piano chords lesson on the spur of the moment without any script and ended up not including the minor 7th chord. I will include it here.)

The first thing we’ll start with is the major scale. We will use the C major scale for this. This is the C major scale: C D E F G A B and you go to C. C is note 1, D is note 2, E is note 3, F is note 4, G is note 5, A is note 6 and B is note 7 of the scale. Then we go to C which is the same number 1 in a higher octave or you can call it 8. But it’s C D E F G A B, a total of 7 notes. We will use these 7 notes to form the chord.

Watch the video: 

By the way, there are different major scales. But it’s really the same thing. There’s a D major scale (D E F# G A B C#). There’s an F major scale (F G A Bb C D E). There’s a G major scale (G A B C D E F#). Okay? But (for the purpose of this lesson and to keep things simple) we will use the C major scale.

To form our first chord, the major chord, you use notes, 1, 3 and 5 of the scale. So C-E-G is a C major chord. C is note 1, E is note 3, and G is note 5. It’s that simple. You play notes 1, 3 and 5 and this is how you form a major chord in any scale, whether it’s a C major scale, D major scale, F major scale or any other. Just play notes 1, 3 and 5 of the major scale.

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The next chord we will learn is the minor chord. To form a minor chord you play notes 1, flat 3 (b3) and 5 of the scale. So C-Eb-G is a C minor chord. C is note 1, Eb is note b3 and G is note 5. (b3 stands for flat three or flat third.) So instead of playing the third note of the scale, you play the flat of it which is a semitone or half step lower. So 1-b3-5 gives you a minor chord. Remember that C is note 1, D is note 2, E is note 3, F is note 4, G is note 5, A is note 6 and B is note 7. So you play notes 1, b3 and 5 and you have a minor chord. Pretty simple.

The next chord you will learn is the diminished chord. To form a diminished chord, you use notes 1, b3 and b5 of the scale. So C-Eb-Gb is a C diminished chord. C is note 1, Eb is the flat 3rd, and Gb is the flat 5th. Eb is the flat third because it is a half step lower than the third note of the scale. Gb is the flat fifth because it is a half step lower than the 5th note of the scale. That’s all it is. So 1-b3-b5 gives you a diminished chord.

The next chord we will learn to form is the augmented chord. Play notes 1, 3 and sharp 5 (#5) of the scale. Sharp means to go a semitone higher while flat means to go a semitone lower. So Gb is the flat 5 and G# is the sharp 5 of the scale. Nothing hard about it. C-E-G# is a C augmented chord. C is note 1, E is note 3 and G# is the sharp fifth.

To recap quickly, C-E-G (1-3-5) is a major chord, C-Eb-G (1-b3-5) is a minor chord, C-Eb-Gb (1-b3-b5) is a diminished chord, and C-E-G# (1-3-#5) is an augmented chord. So we have these piano chords covered.

The next chord we will learn is the sus2 chord, also called a suspended second chord. All you play is note 1, note 2 and note 5. The formula is 1-2-5. C-D-G is a Csus2 chord (C suspended 2nd chord).

Next, we take a look at the suspended fourth (sus4 chord). Play notes 1, 4 and 5. 1-4-5. C-F-G is a Csus4 chord (C suspended fourth chord).

So far we’ve looked at six types of chords, namely, major (1-3-5), minor (1-b3-5), diminished (1-b3-b5), augmented (1-b3-b5), suspended second (1-2-5), and suspended fourth (1-4-5) chords.

The next chord you will learn how to play is called a dominant seventh chord (dom7). To form a dominant 7th chord, you play notes 1, 3, 5 and b7 of the major scale. 1–3-5-b7. C-E-G-Bb is a Cdom7 or C7 chord. So instead of playing the 7th note you play the flat 7th note. For the C major scale, instead of playing B, you play B flat.

The next chord you will learn how to form is the major seventh chord (maj7 chord), which consists of notes 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the major scale. 1-3-5-7. C-E-G-B is a Cmaj7 chord. For C dominant 7th, you play the b7, Bb and for C major 7th, you play the 7th note of the scale, B.

Let’s now take a look at the minor seventh chord. The formula for this chord is 1-b3-5-b7. It’s really a minor chord plus an added flat seventh note. So in the case of C minor seventh (cm7), the notes are C-Eb-G-Bb.

We will learn two more keyboard chords. They are both 6th chords.

We start with the major 6th. What note do you think we must play? You have to play the 6th note, right? The 6th note of the C major scale is A, so A must be included in our chord. A C major 6th chord (Cmaj6) is C-E-G-A. You play notes 1, 3, 5 and 6.

And lastly, the minor 6th (m6 or min6). I’m sure you guessed it; you play a minor chord and you add the 6th. C-Eb-G-A is a Cm6 chord. The formula for this chord is 1-b3-5-6.

The major sixth and minor sixth chords are used a lot in Jazz music. Pop songs don’t usually make use of these two chords. But it’s a good chord to know because it’s very easy to play.

You can do what we just did with these piano chords in any scale. All you need to know is your scale, and remember what numbers to play.

So let’s try it in the G major scale. This is the G major scale: G A B C D E F#. G is note 1, A is note 2, B is note 3, C is note 4, D is note 5, E is note 6 and F# is note 7. To form a major chord as we saw earlier, you play notes 1, 3 and 5. G-B-D is a G major chord. To form a minor chord, you play notes 1, b3 and 5. G-Bb-D is a G minor chord. To form a diminished chord, you play notes 1, b3 and b5. G-Bb-Db is a G diminished chord. To form a G augmented chord, you play notes 1, 3 and #5, G-B-D#. To form a G7 chord you play notes 1, 3, 5 and b7, G-B-D-F. To form a G major 7th chord, you play notes, 1, 3, 5 and 7, G-B-D-F#. To form a Gsus2, you play notes 1, 2 and 5, G-A-D. For Gsus4, it’s notes 1, 4 and 5, G-C-D. For Gm7, it’s notes 1, b3, 5 and b7, G-Bb-D-F. It’s pretty simple.

Let’s try one more scale, the F major scale. The notes of this scale are F G A Bb C D E. F is note 1, G is note 2, A is note 3, Bb is note 4, C is note 5, D is note 6 and E is note 7. Major: 1-3-5 (F-A-C). Minor: 1-b3-5 (F-Ab-C). Diminished: 1-b3-b-5 (F-Ab-Cb). Augmented: 1-3-#5 (F-A-C#). Dominant 7th: 1-3-5-b7 (F-A-C-Eb). Major 7th: 1-3-5-7 (F-A-C-E). Minor 7th: 1-b3-5-b7 (F-Ab-C-Eb). Sus2: 1-2-5 (F-G-C). Sus4: 1-4-5 (F-Bb-C). Major 6th: 1-3-5-6 (F-A-C-D). Minor 6th: (F-Ab-C-D).

Practice your piano chords in different major scales starting with the C major scale. C major, C-E-G. C minor, C-Eb-G. C dim, C-Eb-Gb. C aug, C-E-G#. C sus2, C-D-G. C sus4, C-F-G. C7, C-E-G-Bb. CM7, C-E-G-B. Cm7, C-Eb-G-Bb. C6, C-E-G-A. Cm6, C-Eb-G-A. I hope you understand this. It’s pretty simple when you think of your chords like this.

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It Is Well With My Soul Piano Notes – Easy Tutorial

In this easy tutorial, you will learn how to play the hymn, It Is Well With My Soul, commonly called When Peace Like A River. This tutorial is for absolute beginners and NOT for advanced players. You will learn how to play the melody of this song with your right hand and an easy left hand part. This is the perfect kind of song for someone who is just starting out on piano and keyboard. Watch me play the song and follow my lead.

There are two easy tutorials to choose from. The first one is at regular speed, the second one is at sixty percent of the speed, and in the third tutorial, we take a look at the melody of the song only at regular and slow tempo. Have fun learning how to play the song and please be sure to leave me a comment below.

Video 1 – It Is Well With My Soul Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s video 1. The song is at normal speed.

It Is Well With My Soul (When Peace Like A River) Right Hand Piano Notes

Here are the notes for the melody of the song.

G G F E E D E F A G F E
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
G C C B A G F# G
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
G C C B A A A D D C B
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
G G C C C C B B C
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain:

G G G D F E
It is well (it is well)
G G G D F E
With my soul (with my soul),
E G A A C C B B C
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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Video 2 – It Is Well With My Soul Slow, Easy Piano Tutorial

Here’s a slower version of this tutorial.

 

It Is Well With My Soul Left Hand Piano Notes

C C E F G C
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
A D G B
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
C F D F# G
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
C F G C
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain:

G C G C
It is well (it is well) with my soul (with my soul),
F A G C
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Video 3

In this video, we take a look at the melody of the song only, at regular and slow speed.

Thanks for learning to play this hymn with yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you. Keep practicing.

How to Play How Great Thou Art on Piano – Easy Tutorial

Welcome to another easy tutorial. In this one you will learn how to play the popular hymn, How Great Thou Art on piano and keyboard. This is a very easy tutorial that is strictly for beginners. You will find videos embedded on this page where you can watch me play the song and follow my example. I have also included all the notes for your convenience.

The tutorials include an easy left hand part, one note at a time and the melody of the song to be played with your right hand. There’s a video with the song played at regular speed, and another at a slower tempo.

Video 1 – How To Play How Great Thou Art (Easy Piano Tutorial)

Here’s video 1 with the song at regular speed.

 

How Great Thou Art Easy Right Hand Notes

G G G E, G G G A A F A
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,
A A A G, E G G F F E
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made;
G G G E, G G G A A F A
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
A A A G, E G G F F E
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Chorus:

G G C E, D C B C A G
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
C B C D, F A G E
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
G G C E, D C B C A G
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
C B C D, E F B C
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

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Left Hand Notes (How to Play How Great Thou Art on Piano – Easy Tutorial)

Verse:

C F
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,
C G C
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made;
C F
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
C G C
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Chorus:

C F C
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee,
D G C
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
C F C
Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee,
D G C
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Video 2 – How To Play How Great Thou Art on Piano and Keyboard

Here’s video 2 with the song played at a slow tempo. It’s at 60% of the previous speed.

Thanks for learning to play this hymn with yours truly, Mantius Cazaubon.  To take your playing to the next level, learn about the Piano For All course here. All the best to you. Keep practicing.

Piano Key Notes For Beginners – How To Label The Keys Of The Piano

Piano key notes for beginners! In this piano lesson, you will learn how to label the keys of the piano. The following is a transcript of a video lesson I created. It includes minor edits. The video is embedded below.

Hi once again, it’s Mantius Cazaubon and I’m the creator of the website, Piano-Keyboard-Guide.com. Today I’d like to talk to you about labeling the keys of the piano keyboard. Now, I have no keyboard with me right now; I am in my car, but I figured why not present a lesson that is different. We’ve looked at this topic many times, but some beginners still need extra work. So let’s learn how to label the keys of the piano keyboard. Let’s take another look at this topic.

If you don’t have a keyboard with you right now, it’s a good way to do some mental work. It’s always good to think of your keyboard or piano when you’re away from it, whether it’s the notes that correspond to the keys of your keyboard, chords or whatever you’re learning. Mental work is always good. So let’s do some with regards to labeling the keys of the keyboard.

Video: How To Label The Keys Of The Piano (Piano Key Notes For Beginners)

 

If you take a look at your piano keyboard, you will notice that the keys are black and white. This is quite obvious. But what key is A? What key is B? What keys are C, D, E, F and G? First of all, the letters of the musical alphabet are A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Only seven letters! With these letters we will label the keys of the piano?

So where is A? Where is B? Where is C? Where is D… E, F and G?

Location Of C

Let’s first of all learn where C is. If you look at the keys of the piano, as we said, you will realize that they are black and white. We will start with C, and with C, you will learn how to label every key. Just by using C! If you look at your keyboard, you will notice that there’s a set of two black keys, followed by three black keys, followed by two black keys, followed by three black keys and this two-three keys pattern keeps repeating. The key before a set of two black keys is C.

Now that you know where C is, you could basically label all the white keys. If you know your alphabet as you obviously do, you know that after C comes D. So the white key after C is D. The white key after D is E. Then F. Then G. The white key after G is A, then B, and you go back to C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C and so on. It keeps repeating. So you now know how to label all the white keys. Clearly, the key before C is B, the key before B is A and the key before A is G; there is no H in music. It’s as simple as that.

Piano keys and notes layout

Piano keys and notes layout

Location Of F (How To Label The Keys Of The Piano – Piano Key Notes For Beginners)

Another way to label the white keys is to know where F is. Remember we said that there’s a set of two and three black keys. F is before a set of three black keys. If you have your keyboard with you, or if you’re at your piano, take a look at the set of three black keys and notice where F is. You may also take a look at the diagram I’ve included on this page. So what is the letter after F in the alphabet? Obviously, it’s G. What is the letter after G in the alphabet? In the regular alphabet it’s H but there is no H in the musical alphabet. After G you go back to A. So if you go up the keyboard, it’s F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F and so on. If you know where F is, you know how to label all the white keys. All you need to know is where F is. Or all you need to know is where C is, as we saw earlier. Learn the names of the notes that correspond to the white keys mentally, when you’re away from your keyboard. Commit it to memory. You should also practice this by looking at your piano keyboard.

How To Label The Black Keys Of The Piano Keyboard

So you know how to label the white keys. How about the black ones? In music, there are “sharps” and “flats”. “#” stands for sharp and “b” stands for flat. I’m going to put this in very simple terms for the beginner.

On your keyboard, sharp simply means to play the key that is to the immediate right. So if you’re on C, there’s a note called C sharp (C#) which is the black key after C. The key immediately after D is D sharp (D#). The white key after D sharp is E. After E there’s the white key, F. The black key after F is F sharp (F#). The key after F# is G. The key after G is G#, then A. The black key after A is A#. We’re moving right on the keyboard. After A#, you go to B, then C. Then C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B and C. You should know what notes correspond to the keys mentally, without looking at your keyboard. You should have a clear picture in your mind. Work on it.

So we just looked at the sharps. The two keys in the set of two black keys are C# followed by D#. In the set of three black keys, it’s F# followed by G# and A#. So as you move right on your keyboard (as you go up the keyboard), you have sharps. But when we go down (move left), we have flats. The black keys have two note names. If you’re on D, the key before D is D flat (Db). The black key before E is Eb. If you’re on a key and you play the key to the left, you’re going flat. If you’re on G and you then play the key to the immediate left of G, you’re playing G flat. If you’re on A and you’re asked to play the key to the left of A, you’re playing A flat. The key before B is B flat.

This is a simplified way of looking at flats on your piano keyboard. What you’re actually doing is going down a half step (or semitone) on your keyboard and this makes the note flat. For example, if you’re on B, the note before it is Bb because you went down a half step (semitone). On the other hand, if you go up a half step (or semitone) on your keyboard, for example, C to C#, it makes the note sharp. So sharp indicates that you should go up a half step, while flat indicates that you should go down a half step.

So in terms of flats, the five black keys are Db (which is immediately after C or before D), followed by Eb, Gb, Ab and Bb.

The 12 keys of the Piano Keyboard and their Note Names

Remember that the piano keyboard consists of sets of two and three black keys. There are 7 white keys that repeat, giving you a total of 12 keys repeating over and over depending on how many keys your keyboard has in total. Let’s say we start with C (before a set of 2 black keys). This would give you C, followed by C# or Db, D, D# or Eb, E, F, F# or Gb, G, G# or Ab, A, A# or Bb, B and C. The keys of the piano or keyboard!

One more thing. The white keys can also be sharp or flat. Remember that, simply put, on your keyboard, the word, sharp or the symbol, # tells you to play the key to the right of a key, while flat tells you to play the key to the immediate left. Therefore, the key after E can also be called E#. We saw that it was F earlier but it can also be called E#. Why? Because you’re playing the key to the right of E. It’s a half step higher than E. There’s B# as well which is the key to the immediate right of B. So the key that plays C can also play B#. B# and C are enharmonic equivalents of each other. There’s Cb as well, which is a half step lower than C and this key also plays the note, B. There’s also Fb which is a half step lower than F and also plays the note, E. So there’s B#, Cb, E# and Fb and they are played with white keys.

I trust that you now know how to label the keys of the piano keyboard. Go here to learn more about piano keys and notes. 

Thank you very much. My name is Mantius Cazaubon. I am the creator of Piano-Keyboard-Guide.com. For a lot more, be sure to check out my books at Amazon.com. They will take you to the next level in playing the piano. Thank you very much, one love, all the best.

Piano Keys and Notes for Beginners – Sharps and Flats – Easy Lesson

In this easy piano lesson, we take a look at the topic, “Piano Keys and Notes for Beginners – Sharps and Flats”. If you’re an absolute beginner learning the notes that correspond to the keys of the piano, you should find this lesson very valuable. The following is a video transcript and you may watch the video below.

Hello once again. It’s Mantius Cazaubon of www.Piano-Keyboard-Guide.com and I just want to give you a little tip about something which beginners especially often find confusing. They don’t realize that there can be an E sharp (E#), a B sharp (B#), an F flat (Fb) and a C flat (Cb). Let me tell you this: Every note can be either sharp or flat. So there’s Ab, Bb, Cb, Db, Eb, Fb and Gb. There’s also A#, B#, C#, D#, E#, F# and G#.

On your keyboard, how would you play B#? Sharp simply means to play the key to the immediate right of a key. So if I tell you to play B#, you’ll be playing the same as the C key on your keyboard. What if I tell you to play C flat? Flat simply means, in simple terms, to play the key to the left of a key, so if I tell you C flat, you’ll be playing the key, B on your keyboard. Notes and keys are not the same. Okay? So don’t let it confuse you. Any note can be sharp or flat.

Here’s the video.

Piano Keys and Notes for Beginners – Sharps and Flats – Easy Lesson

 

As you learn music theory, you will realize how basic this really is. So just think of playing what is called a “half step” higher. If you see A#, it means to play the note which is a half step higher than A. So you play the key that is immediately after A. That’s all it means. This is a black key. If you see B# all it means is to play a note that is a half step higher than B. So you play the key that is immediately after B. On your keyboard it’s the same as C, in terms of the key that is played. But it’s not really C. In practice, you’re playing the same key, but in theory it’s a different note.

As I said, notes and keys are not the same. The same key can play different notes. So if I tell you to play Cb (C flat), you will be playing the same key that is used to play B. In theory, you are playing Cb, but in practice, you’re pressing the same key on your instrument and it sounds the same. All C flat really means is to play the note that is a semitone or half step lower than C. Another word for half step is “semitone”. So play a half step lower.

Piano keys and notes layout

Piano keys and notes layout

White keys can be sharp or flat just like black keys are either sharp or flat. Or to put it better, white keys can play notes that are sharp or flat, just like black keys play notes that are either sharp or flat.

So this was just a short video where we took a look at sharps and flats, a topic I find very interesting. I hope you got some value out of it.

To learn more about the notes of the piano keyboard and musical notes in general, check out this page.

End of “Piano Keys and Notes for Beginners – Sharps and Flats – Easy Lesson“.