Being able to read music and then play it on the piano is what it is all about. When I was learning, this was one of the hardest things I had to get my head around… and it is still tricky in some very advanced pieces.

 

When you’re able to read music and then play the key on the piano, you’re almost halfway there. However, sight reading (or playing music you’ve never played before) can be a very hard skill to master. The easiest way to explain it is like learning the sounds of letters and then reading a book out aloud. But as you practice, it becomes easier.

Having a look through all of the messages I regularly receive, notes are often a hot topic for beginner adults. First, familiarise yourself with the names of each key… they follow a pattern up and down the piano…

Source: http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/piano-notes-and-keys.html

Source: http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/piano-notes-and-keys.html


Next, you need to know the difference between your right and left hand. Your right hand is often referred to as playing the treble clef and left hand is the bass clef. See below…

Source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-evolution-of-the-treble-clef-87122373/

Source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-evolution-of-the-treble-clef-87122373/

Finally, we add everything we’ve learnt to see how the keys on the piano are written in music.

Source: http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/piano-notes.html

Source: http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/piano-notes.html


So, thank you for taking the time to read this, my latest FREE tutorial. Please let me know what you think by commenting and liking at the bottom of the page. I will be adding a commentary/ screen video for this lesson soon!

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