How To Learn The Keyboard Notes-The fastest & easiest way possible

How To Learn The Keyboard Notes-The fastest & easiest way possible

How to Learn The Keyboard Notes Welcome to “How to Learn The Keyboard Notes”.
My name is Greg with Bright Idea Music. This video is simply about learning
where the notes are on your keyboard or piano. If you’re a fresh beginner or you’re
not sure about where the notes are on the keys, you will be at the end of this video. In addition to the video I’m going to send
somewhere you can download a worksheet that will
cement this tutorial into your brain where you’ll be officially certified as someone
has learned where the notes are all keyboard instruments. Now it won’t cost you anything
and you will be glad you did because this worksheet is an illustrated version of the
video and only takes a few minutes to complete. It will have some drills and puzzles
that will reinforce the teaching on the video tutorial. It’s definitely worth it because
learning the notes on the keyboard is the most important beginners skill you can learn.
If you don’t take the time to learn this, it’s virtually impossible to go to the next
step in learning to play and you’ll just wind up
frustrated. so Let’s get started. The first thing I want to say is: I strongly
suggest that you do not use visual aids on the keys themselves to indicate which note
is which. Publishers sell inserts that fit behind the keys, they sell stickers to
put on keys, people write note names with a sharpie, they use masking tape and write
on it. This is a horrible idea and it will keep you from learning the notes on the keyboard.
You don’t need these visual aids anyway. It’s just too easy to learn them and
you’re going to learn them today and you’ll never have to use anything like that for the
rest of your life when you once and for all earn
your keyboard notes. You probably already know that the notes in
western music are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet. a,b,c,d,e,f,and
g. Forgive me if this may seem too simplistic but I don’t want to just assume
you know this because not everyone does. So please
bear with me if you already do. We’re going learn the keyboard note names
today by using two reference points. But first, I’m going cover the pattern of the
keyboard. Keyboards come in all sizes from the standard 88 note piano, to 61 key keyboards,
there’s 49, 76, keys to small 25 key controller keyboards, to organs that have
2 keyboards. The one thing they have in common is that they all have the same pattern.
They have this layout of white keys and offset from the white keys is this pattern
of black keys in sets of two and three. So you have the 7 different white notes and
5 different black notes, that makes a total of
12 different notes on the keyboard. That’s it. You can choose any note to start on
and if you count consecutively 12 notes up or down the keyboard you’ll start over after
counting 12. Some beginning piano students hate black keys
because they think that it makes it more difficult to play. But just imagine that if
it weren’t for the black keys, you wouldn’t even know where you we’re on the
keyboard because the black keys are essentially reference points that tell you where you are. The first reference point we’re going to use
is the pattern of the two black keys. Find a group of 2 black keys and Look to the
immediate left of them. The note to the immediate left is the note of C. As a matter
of fact, when you’re sitting at the piano, correctly, you’re body is centered on “middle”
C. Now I should mention by now that to your right is up the keyboard and to your left
is down the keyboard. This is what I want you to do. Find every set of 2 black keys
and look to the immediate left of them. Like I just said, that is the note of C and
it’s a white key. Find all of your C’s on your keyboard. Play each one and Count how
many you have. When you’re learning the keyboard notes, C is your starting point. Next find the pattern of the three black keys
on the keyboard. The note to the immediate left of those is the note of F. Just like
C it’s on a white key. Find all of your F’s on the keyboard. Play each one of those
and Count how many you have. Without even touching the keyboard spot every
C and then spot every F. It’s easy right? You can spot them just by looking because
you’re using the two different patterns of black notes as a reference point. Get real
familiar with C and F and you’re ready to move on. Once you have that under your belt, all you
need to do is to familiarize yourself with the other 5 letter note names that are left
and all of the sharps and flats, which I’ll cover in
just a moment. Just like the alaphabet, D and E is between
C and F. So that’s a really simple way to identify those 2 notes. Next, look between F and C. The next white
note up from F is obviously G. Since you can’t go any farther in the alphabet beyond G, what
do you think the next note is? That’s right, it’s A and then B is the very next white note
and the next white note you’re back on C. All this really boils down to is just identifying
C and F and then just filling in the gaps to identify the rest of the notes. It may
seem tedious at first but once you spend some time with the keyboard you won’t even give
it a second thought and you’ll be able to find any note without any effort. Moving along, let’s discuss sharps and flats;
you know those black keys on the keyboard? Black keys are the sharps and flats and they’re
referred to in music as enharmonic notes. Don’t let that scare you. It just means that
have two different names. For example if you have to play D flat you’ll just play the very
next note to the left of D which is obviously D flat. If you have to play a D
sharp, you play the very next note to the right of D which is…you guessed it, D sharp.
Every note on the keyboard can be sharped or flatted. When you flat a note, you play
the one to the very left of it and when you sharp
a note you play the one to the very right of it. If you’re wondering how you can sharp or flat
a note that doesn’t have a black key next to it, you’re one step ahead of me because
that’s what I was going to cover next. Keys that are in this position are not left out.
If you have to sharp (for example) an E, you simply move to the very next key to the
right and you’ll land on a white note that we commonly know as F. It’s not as common
to have to use white keys as enharmonics but it’s something I thought you should know.
This is a subject for another video. So we won’t go any farther than that for now. By now You should have a pretty good grasp
of your keyboard notes and with that I want to direct you to
where you can download the worksheet that I mentioned earlier. It won’t cost you anything and it is a powerful
tool for you to learn your keyboard notes and have a solid foundation. This is
the most fundamental skill in beginning keyboard. Once you have this skill under your
hands it really helps you and you’ll advance a lot faster than someone who’s still
using stickers and inserts to identify the notes. So go to and
click on the “Youtube offers” tab. And one more thing…Please rate, comment
and subscribe, because it helps my channel and I’m going to be sharing more tutorialsl
ike this one and my intention to provide you with some value content and make it worth
your time. This is Greg with Bright Idea Music. Thank you for stopping by and
I’ll see you next time. Estimated Tutorial Time 8:00 Minutes.

16 thoughts to “How To Learn The Keyboard Notes-The fastest & easiest way possible”

  1. Yes finnaly see body made a vidoe of this Pratice your notes every day and on your keybourd and you be playing any music you want

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