There is an old saying, “Music soothes the savage beast.” Music truly can soothe you when you are upset over something. It can also help in relaxing our mind, and healing of our body. Listen to some of the sample Music for Healing.
There are a total of seven white keys on a piano keyboard, and this pattern is repeated througout the entire keyboard.
As we have learned in the first lesson that these seven white keys are divided into two groups (which will help us to recognize each key a lot easier, since we don’t have to start counting from C to B all the time):
a group of three (3) white keys (with 2 black keys in between them) are – C, D, E
a group of four (4) white keys (with 3 black keys in between them) are – F, G, A, B
The written representation of the above notes on the piano staff:
Another very useful and Free music tool that can be used to test your note reading skills is the Note Trainer, created by Ricci Adams. See the instructions on how to use the Note Trainer below:
Click on the “Settings” button to select which clef you would like to test on – Treble Clef, Bass Clef, etc.
Click on the “New Note” button, then a note will appear on the staff.
Select and click on any of the note name buttons below (C thru B) for the correct answer.
If your answer is correct, it will add “1” to the “Correct” column, If your answer is incorrect, it will show you the correct answer (correct note name), and add “‘1” into the “Incorrect” indicator.[Note:click on the “Toggle Helpers” if you need some review, or go to Lesson 4
Access this useful Free music training tool, Keyboard Trainer, created by Ricci Adams, to test you keyboard skills. In the keyboard trainer, click on the “Toggle Helpers” button to help you review the key names, or click on the link below for the names of black or white keys.