Lesson 1 - Patterns of the Black and White Keys
1. IntroductionIn this lesson, you will look at the patterns of the black and white keys on the piano keyboard. This will help you to find your way around the piano keyboard.
2. Groups of Black KeysThe black keys on the piano are divided into groups of three black keys and two black keys.
3. Playing Groups of Two Black KeysFind all the groups of two black keys and play them.
4. Playing Groups of Three Black KeysFind all the groups of three black keys and play them.
5. Playing Groups of Three White KeysFind all the groups of three white keys that surround the groups of two black keys and play them.
6. Playing Groups of Four White KeysFind all the groups of four white keys that surround the groups of three black keys and play them.
7. ConclusionBy recognizing the patterns of black and white keys on the piano keyboard, you will now be able to find your way around the piano keyboard!
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Lesson 1 Patterns of the Piano Keys
Lesson 2 Names of White Keys
Lesson 3 Names of Black Keys
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Lesson 4 Piano Grand Staff
Lesson 5 Note Durations
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Learn the Names of White Keys
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Lesson 6 Brother John
Lesson 7 London Bridge is Falling Down
Lesson 8 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Lesson 9 Major Chord
Lesson 10 Three Primary Chords
Lesson 11 12 Bar Blues Chord Progression
Lesson 12 12 Keys of Music
Lesson 13 Major Scale
Lesson 14 Intervals
Lesson 15 Chords of the Major Scale
Lesson 16 The Circle of Fifths
Lesson 17 Chord Inversions
Lesson 18 Double Chord Pattern
Lesson 19 Broken Chord Pattern
Lesson 20 Arpeggio Chord Pattern
Lesson 21 Sounds of the Orient
Lesson 22 Mysterious Sounds
Lesson 23 Arpeggios
Lesson 24 America (My Country Tis of Thee)
Lesson 25 Silent Night
Lesson 26 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Lesson 27 Minor Chord
Lesson 28 Three Secondary Chords
Lesson 29 Dominant 7th Chord
Lesson 30 Major 7th Chord
Lesson 31 Minor 7th Chord
Lesson 32 Natural Minor Scale
Lesson 33 Chords of the Natural Minor Scale
Lesson 34 Melody as Octaves
Lesson 35 Root Chord Pattern
Lesson 36 Harmony Notes
Lesson 37 Major Chord Inversions
Lesson 38 Chord Inversion Straddles
Lesson 39 The First Noel
Lesson 40 Auld Lang Syne
Lesson 41 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Lesson 42 Diminished Chord
Lesson 43 Augmented Chord
Lesson 44 6th Chords
Lesson 45 Sus2 Chords
Lesson 46 Sus4 Chords
Lesson 47 Major 9th Chords
Lesson 48 Major 11th Chords
Lesson 49 Major 13th chords
Lesson 50 Borrowed Chords (COMING SOON!)
Lesson 51 Blues Scale
Lesson 52 Transposition (COMING SOON!)
Lesson 53 Modulation (COMING SOON!)
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- Lesson 2 - Names of White Keys
- Lesson 3 - Names of Black Keys
- Lesson 4 - Piano Grand Staff
- Lesson 8 - Learn to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
- Lesson 9 - Major Chords
- Lesson 14-Intervals
- Lesson 18-Double Chord Pattern
- Lesson 22-Whole Tone Scale
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