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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Chord Name Play on piano Play on Z-Board C chord C - E - G Shift - S - F G chord G - B - D F - B - N F chord F - A - C D - G - Sp Dm chord D - F - A A - D - G
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Use the virtual piano keyboard below to practice what you've learned in the "Piano Basics" Section - Piano Layout. You can play this Virtual Piano Z-Board in two ways:
1. For playing melodies with the right hand
Use computer mouse to click directly on any key (note highlighted in RED) to play that note, or2. For playing chords with the left hand
Press on any corresponding button (key highlighted in BLUE) on your computer keyboard to play that particular note (this feature is used when playing chords - you have to first click on the virtual piano once to activate this feature)
e.g. Press "Shift" on the computer
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Hold down "Shift"-"S"-"F" keys on
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Play on Z-Board using the mouse to click directly Press these keys on the computer keyboard __________ __________ __________ C chord C - E - G Shift - S - F G chord G - B - D F - B - N F chord F - A - C D - G - Sp Dm chord D - F - A A - D - G
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