The piano is one of the most difficult instruments that exist, to get to dominate it requires a long time of study, practice and patience, however to begin to “get” sounds to this instrument can be achieved if we have a little patience and follow these 10 steps:
How should we sit at the piano? Neither too close nor too withdrawn: your knees should be in line with the outside of the keys, the feet: one on each pedal (if you do not know how to use the pedals: the right foot forward and the left a little more back).
And how to know how to sit right in the center of the piano? so that you can orient: your navel should be placed just in the middle of the keyboard (or easier: your navel must be in line with the piano lock).
At last your back should be straight (without exaggerating)
The second step is relaxation: do not press the keys as if they are buttons on an elevator: with a slight movement of the finger and with the weight of our forearm there is enough force for the piano to sound fort.
The third step is to memorize the location of the notes on the staff:
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are you already know it ?, well let’s go to step four …
Now you must learn which note corresponds to each piano key, here is a table that will be very useful:
Of course the piano has many more keys than the ones in the drawing, the keys that appear in the previous drawing are the keys of a complete scale from Do to Do (DO, RE, MI, FA, SOL, LA, SI, AND DO )
Do you know the notes in the key of Fa? Well, what are you waiting for? The Fa key is used to write the bass notes because using only the sun key we will have to write many additional lines. Some notes can be written in sun keys and others in fa. Here is a simple outline that will help you to recognize the notes in the fa key (note: the upper staff of the next image is in the sun key and the lower key in the fa code):
You do not want to learn all the steps the same day, to learn to play the piano requires great doses of patience. What are you doing?
Well, now I want you to look at the following diagram, in which all the keys of a normal piano appear:
If you pay a little attention you will see how the black keys are arranged in groups of two and three … you see it? Now look at the pentagram below the keyboard, on it are written all the Do notes that exist on the piano, from the lowest to the highest. There are 7 notes Do (some, the most serious, are written in Fa key and the most acute in key of sun). How do we remember where the Do notes are on the keyboard without this scheme? Very easy: the DO note key is the first white key that is just before a group of two black keys. In the diagram, the Do keys are displayed by arrows and all are absolutely in front of a group of two black keys. Uh! … this step may take you more time to memorize it, when you already have it go to the next step …
We already know where all the Do notes are on the keyboard, but what about the other notes? Where is the re, my, etc …? without problems. If you already know where the DO is, the next white note on your right will be the Re, and the next white note, the Mi and as ํ successively until you get back to Do (DO, RE, MI , FA, SOL, LA, SI and DO), always using only the white keys. If you do not understand, you should go back to step three.
Well, let’s see how, where and when we can use the black keys of the piano ฟ ok ?. To use these keys we need to have on the staff one of these three signs:
If the sign that appears is the one held in front of a note (for example: the FA note), the key to be played is not FA but the one that is just to the right (in this case the note that is just to the right is a black note: that note is the one we should play)
If the sign that appears is the flat in front of a note (for example: the note MI), the key to be played is not MI but the one that is just to the left (in this case the note that is just left is also a black note: that note is the one we should touch).
But what happens, for example, if the note is MI with a sharp forward? if we look for the note that is just to the right of MI we will see that it is a white note (there is no black note) because that is the one that we should play (ie the note FA) therefore we see that the note Fa also we could call it sustained MI and we can also call the note “DO”.
The same thing happens with the flat ฟ that happens for example if the note is FA with a flat in front? if we look for the note that is just to the left of FA we will see that it is a white note (there is no black note) because that is the one that we should touch (ie the note MI) therefore we see that the note MI also n we could call it FA flat and that to the note YES we can also call it B flat (for although we do not usually use these expressions).
To reach this step it is COMPLETELY NECESSARY that you master the nine previous steps, if so ํ: forward ..
As you know the music does not always have the same volume: there are parts in which the music sounds more strong and others in which the volume of music is lower, to know when we should play loud or loose in piano so-called dynamic signs are used. The two most important signs of dynamics are two:
f = sign of forte = means that the volumnen must be high therefore we must play loud, if we find two efes (ff) the sound must be stronger, if there are three even more …
p = sign of piano = means that the volume must be low so we have to play weak, if we find two feet (pp) the sound should be weaker, if there are three even more …