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BEGINNERS PIANO LESSONS
ENTIRE PIANO SERIES
MUSIC THEORY LESSONS
HOW TO READ MUSIC LESSONS
HOW TO PLAY WITH BOTH HANDS LESSONS
This is the third lesson in the learn how to play piano tutorial series by LessonsOnTheWeb. This learn how to play piano with this series of piano lessons and tutorials for beginners covers reading music notes on and off the staff, ledger lines, note durations, and the layout of the piano keyboard. Note durations covered: Quarter notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes. Notes durations are essential in learning how to play the piano. Be sure to check out my other piano lessons here on youtube. Learning how to play the piano can take some patience, but it is possible to learn how to play some relatively simple things on the piano. The topic covered in this lesson (finding notes on the keyboard) are essential in learning how to play the piano.
To find the note C on the piano keyboard, you want to find a group of two black keys. Take left black key and go one note directly to the left and that is C. Middle C refers to the note C located near the middle of the piano. To find the other notes you can either count from C since the notes go in alphabetical order, or you can memorize the notes where they are in relation to the group of black keys. Note durations is a topic beginner piano students should become familiar with and refer to how long a note is held down for. A quarter notes gets one beat, a half note gets two beats, a dotted half note gets three beats, and a whole note gets four beats. Reading sheet music is another subject covered in this tutorial. Depending on which line or space a note falls on will indicate what note it is and where on the piano keyboard that note is located. The lines of the treble clef are E, G, B, D and F. The spaces spell the word “FACE”. The lines of the Bass Clef are G, B, D, F, and A. The spaces of the Bass Clef are A, C, E and G.
To get more practice reading notes: http://classic.musictheory.net/82