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Let's get to know the keys

Get the most out of Pianu Academy by connecting a MIDI keyboard.

The names of the keys

Press the starred key below.

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You just played Middle C.

Middle C is the center note of every piano. On Pianu, it will always have a star on it.

To find Middle C on a regular piano, look for the two black keys in the middle of the keyboard.

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.

Let's practice finding some key names on the piano.

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.

Next, we'll learn the names of the black keys.

Sharps and Flats

Each black key on the piano can have one of two names.

Each name comes from the white key on either side.

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 the names of all the keys on the piano.

It's time for the Final Review.

Click "Start" below, and get all 17 names right to earn the
Key Names Badge!

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