Piano Key Notes
Let's start with the pattern of black and white piano key notes - the piano key layout.
I've included this piano lesson in video format below, as well as my written page that you see here.
Let's take a look at your piano (or keyboard). If you have a standard size piano, there should be 88 keys in total (36 black, 52 white). Some of the older pianos might have 85.
At first glance, that's a lot of keys on a piano to get your head around.
Does that mean that you need to "learn" 88 different keys?
Not really. It's not as hard as it looks...I'll show you why.
A Simple PatternLet's take a closer look at the piano key layout.
You'll see that the black keys are grouped together, either in twos or threes. They alternate, 2, 3, 2, 3 over and over again...like a pattern that repeats itself.
Aha! There's a method to the madness!
So although the piano may look like just a jumble of keys at first glance, there is a structure and "order" to it that makes it easy to follow - especially once you know the letter names associated with each note.
We'll move onto the next lesson and learn a little more about the piano key layout - we'll take a look at the white notes and