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Piano Lesson 2 (posted by James K. Taylor, 7 Sep 2023, 02:11)

We are now going to work on finger numbers. These numbers will help when you start reading music.

Reach your right arm out in front of you (with the back of the hand towards your face).

Your right thumb is one or we can call it R1.
Your pointer finger is R2
Your middle finger is R3
Your 4th finger (or ring finger) is R4
Your little finger is R5

Reach your left arm out in front of you (with the back of the hand toward your face)
Your left thumb is L1
Your pointer finger on your left hand is L2
Your middle finger is L3
Your ring finger is L4
Your little finger is L5

wiggle R3
wiggle L5
wiggle L1
wiggle R2

Let's find middle C on the piano. As you look at a keyboard, you will see sets of two black keys and sets of three black keys.

Very important- the note C is a white key just to the left of every set ot two black keys. Now-play all the C's on the piano (going from lowest to highest and highest to lowest). Low is usually to the left side of the piano and notes there are usually played with the left hand. High notes are on the right side of the keyboard and are usually played with the right hand.

Now: find the C key that appears to be in the middle of the keyboard.
Starting on middle C and with R1 play 123454321.

to be continued

JKT Piano Lesson 1 (posted by James K. Taylor, 17 Jul 2023, 04:56)

Possibly, some of you that visit CADENZA MIDI DIARY might want to learn about music and the best way to start that process is by learning how to play a piano/keyboard/digital keyboard/percussion keyboards such as a zylophone/marimba, bells, etc.

Request: Say the MUSIC ALPHABET

Those are the white keys on a piano. The lowest note on a piano (but not on every keyboard) is an "A"

Low notes are to the left of the midddle of the piano, and high notes are to the right of the middle of the piano.

Starting on low A (the lowest note) play the notes/MUSIC ALPHABET one at a time AS YOU PLAY "up" (GOING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) THE KEYBOARD SAYING abcdefg,abcdefg,abcdefg until you rteach the highest note (C). I am not worried about your hand/finger position at this time.

Request: Say the music alphabet in reverse order.
Annswer: GFEDCBA

Starting on the highset note to the right (C), start going from right to left saying CBAGFED CBAGFED and continue until you reach the low A.

Request: play all sets to two black piano keys starting from the lowest to the highest sets.

NOTE: play both notes at the same time.

Do this up (from lowest to highest) and down (from highest to lowest).

Request: do the same procedure with the set of three black notes.

Another lesson soon.

PS There are probably many free lessons on YOUTUBE, but you will soon surpass all beginning students.

This is all self-paced, so no pressure.

Next lesson: white keys, finger numbers, hand position, posture, names of all notes, sharps, flats, naturals, double sharps, double flats, half steps, whole steps, unison, accidentals, and chromatic scale.

If you are one of those lucky people that can sit down at a keyboard and figure out a melody or melody and chords, then you are really lucky and talented. If you can't do that, then please try.

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