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Learn the Piano Keys
I've always been looking for a way to enable me to learn the piano keys and to learn to play the piano.
Before I found this method I had been unable to learn the keys on the piano keyboard. I looked at music sheets and saw they were so complex with all kinds of signs I didn't understand. Therefore I always thought it was some complex task to figure out how this magical instrument works. I was wrong.
As with everything we wish to learn in life, we have to go step-by-step. With the piano, I understand the first thing to do is to learn the keys on the piano keyboard. I hope the story that helped me will help you too.
Requiem For A Dream on Piano
A Method to Learn the Piano Keys with Ease
An easy way to learn the piano keys (names of the keys on the piano keyboard):
When you look at a piano keyboard, you see black and white keys. If the black keys were not there there wouldn't be any difference in the white keys. But with the pattern of the black keys we can easily tell the white keys apart. There is a pattern of two black keys and then three black keys up and down the piano. And this pattern is constant.
Let's imagine now that the two black keys are the walls of a house. And with your hands you can build a roof over this house. This is the Doghouse. In-between the two black keys anywhere along the piano is the D, the Doghouse.
The letters on the keyboard are in alphabetical order. Thus, next to the Doghouse on the left is the C, the Cat. And on the other side of the Doghouse is the E, the Elephant. It's the same with all two black keys along the keyboard. There is the Doghouse and then there is the Cat to the left and the Elephant to the right.
Now, let's look at the three black keys, which are also the walls of a house. With your hand you can build a roof over this house and you have a two-car Garage. The word 'Garage' begins with the letters 'G' and 'A', so the key to the left is the G car, the Geo and the key to the right is the A car, the Audi, both parked inside the Garage between the three black keys. This is the same with all Garages on the keyboard. Garages need doors, so next to the G car is the F, the front door. Next to the A car is the B, the back door.
Now, you know all the white keys on the piano. The black keys have no names. They are either a sharp or a flat for the white keys. If you sit on something sharp, do you go up or down? So sharps go up. If you have a flat, your car goes down. So flats on the piano go down.
So find the G car and the front door, and the black key that is in-between them. Play the F, the front door and go up to the black key. You have now played an F sharp, because the sound went up and sharps go up.
No play the G and play the same black key in-between the F and the G. Now, this key is a G flat, because you took a G and flattened the sound.
Now you know all the keys on the piano. Of course, the story works best when you are looking at a piano keyboard and try the keys as you learn. I've shown this to some of my friends for fun and found that it works on adults as well as it does on children.
Video Tutorials to Learn to Play the Piano
Below are some of the best YouTube video tutorials that will help you to learn the piano keys in various ways.