BEGINNING PIANO LESSON 1: Learn The Keys - Part 1

 

Learn the piano keys - there are only 7 key names:

A  B  C  D  E  F  G

It would be impossible to find individual white keys without black keys

Use the black keys to find the white keys

THE KEYBOARD AND THE LETTERS C, D, E

THE KEYBOARD

 

Black keys are grouped in 2’s and 3’s
There are 7 groupings of each on a piano – count them.

If you have a smaller keyboard there are only 5 of each group
5 groups of 2 and 5 groups of 3
 

COUNT THEM ON YOUR INSTRUMENT

LEARN C

STEP #1

Learn the 3 white keys around the group of 2 black keys first.


The most important key on the piano is C – it is found to the left of the 2 black keys. 

Play and count the number of C’s on your piano or keyboard

There are 8 C’s on a piano and 6 C’s on a keyboard – the top key on both is a C

Play and count all the C’s again on your piano

LEARN E

STEP #2 

The white key to the right of the 2 black keys is E.


Play and count the number of E’s on your piano or keyboard

There are 7 E'S on a piano and 5 on a keyboard

Play and count all the E’s again

LEARN D

 STEP #3
 

The white key in the middle of the 2 black keys is D
 

Play and count the number of E’s on your piano or keyboard

There are 7 D'S on a piano and 5 on a keyboard

Play and count the number of D’s on your piano or keyboard

PRACTICE EXERCISE

 


STEP #4


Find and play the keys C, D and E around each group of 2 black keys


DO NOT GO ANY FURTHER UNTIL YOU CAN FIND AND PLAYTHESE 
 3 NOTES ANYWHERE ON YOUR PIANO OR KEYBOARD.

CONGRATULATIONS!

You now know the basics of the keyboard.