Piano Basic

Piano Basic

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December 24, 2018
December 27, 2018

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Major and Minor


The step between each note below is a half:

C C#(Db) D D#(Eb) E F F#(Gb) G G#(Ab) A A#(Bb) B C

Steps in Major and Minor

S: a half step

T: a whole step

E: one and a half step

Steps in Major: TTSTTTS

Steps in (Natural) Minor: TSTTSTT

Steps in Harmonic Minor: TSTTSES (introducing the tension resolution sound. Create a leading tone.)

Steps in Melodic Minor: TSTTTTS (eliminates the gap while keeping the leading tone sound.)


E Major: E F# G# A B C# D#

C Major: C D E F G A B

Piano Piece / Sheet


Notes and Rests

The Treble Clef:

The Treble Clef

The Bass Clef:

The Bass Clef

C scale:

C Scale

Circle of fifths: (source: C major - Wikipedia)

Circle of Fifths

More at How To Read Sheet Music: Step-by-Step Instructions