Online Piano Lessons – piano keyboard keys
In part 2 of our piano lessons we shall first of all learn about the piano keyboard. The keyboard is made up of white keys and black keys. The black keys are arranged in groups of two and three. As you move up the keyboard, the notes sound higher. As you move down the keyboard the notes sound lower.
I have written about piano keyboard keys in a previous article. Go here to learn about the layout of keys on a piano.
For now, we will pay particular attention to the white notes. They are A, B, C, D, E, F and G repeated over and over. As can be seen, only the seven letters of the alphabet are used.
Each white key is recognized by its position in or next to a group of black keys. For instance, C’s are found before the 2-black-key group, while G’s are found between the first two keys of the 3-black-key group.
Online Piano Lessons – Piano Keyboard Keys and Right Hand C Position (Video)
Watch this next video to learn the white notes on a piano, and the right hand C position. Also, locate middle C on a 61, 76 and 88 key keyboard or piano.
If you don’t have access to a keyboard at present, go here for a virtual piano keyboard.
Right Hand C Position
Online Piano Lessons – Right Hand C Position
Do this exercise with me. Place your right number one finger (your right thumb) on Middle C. Now place your right number 2 finger (your index finger) on the white note directly to the right of Middle C. That note is called D. Place your right middle finger on the note that follow. Next place your fingers on the other notes, F and G respectively. Make sure that your fingers are curved and relaxed and your wrist is up. If done correctly, your hand position should look like the following. This is a right hand C-Position by yours truly.
Now keep each finger on the keys as in the picture above and play the following numbered pattern one finger at a time. 1 2 3 4 5, 1 2 3 4 5, 5 4 3 2 1, 5 4 3 2 1, 1 2 3 4 5, 5 4 3 2 1. Pay attention to fingers 3 and 4; these are known to give beginners a little trouble. Make sure you press the notes one finger at a time and not together.
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- Online Piano Lessons – Page Two
- Free Online Lessons (Piano) – Page Three
- Beginner Piano Lessons – Page Four
- Easy Piano Lessons – Page Five
- Learn Piano Online – Page Six
- Learn to Play the Piano – Page Seven
- Learn to Play Piano – Page Eight
- Keyboard Lessons – Page Nine
- Beginner Keyboard Lessons – Page Ten
- Learn Piano Online – Page Eleven
- Free Piano Lessons For Beginners – Page Twelve