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Lesson 1

Names of the keys

Welcome to Lesson 1. In this lesson we'll learn the 12 names of the piano keys. Let's get started.

Press the starred key below.

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You just played Middle C.

Middle C is the center note of every piano.

An easy way to find it? Take a look at the black keys.
They come in groups of 2's and 3's.

Middle C will always be on the left of the two black keys in the middle of the piano.

Play Middle C.

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Now that we know Middle C, finding the other keys is as easy as reciting the alphabet.

Piano keys are named using the letters A through G, over and over.

Practice Time

Using middle C as your anchor, find and play a G key.

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Find and play an F.

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Where is an E?

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Where is a D?

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Can you find both B's on the keyboard below?

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Find and play both A's on the keyboard below.

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You now know all the white keys on the piano

Sharps and Flats

You're now ready to learn the names of the black keys.

Each black key gets two names, based on the white key closest to it.

If we move "up" to a black key...

...it's sharped.

This key is called C Sharp and is written C.

Can you find F below?

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Can you find A below?

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Find and play a D.

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Moving "down" to a black key results in a flat ()

Can you find B below?

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Can you find A below?

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Can you find D below?

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Find and play both G's on the keyboard below.

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You now know all the black keys on the piano

Final Quiz

Congratulations! You've learned all 17 names of the piano keys. You're ready to complete this lesson with a final quiz.

Get all 17 key names right to pick up the Key Name Commander Badge.

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