Video by Angelo Nottoli
Text by Samuel Barsi
When a student is learning music for the first time its very important for them to learn how the notes work in music. What does a scale sound like? What does it not sound like? To develop musical intuition we should have a keen sense of this.
Although simple, this keyboard exercise teaches the piano students the first five notes of the major scale, then it teaches them the notes that are contained in this scales major triad chord, and then it has the student play the chord. Basically this is an introduction to chords. Practice this and find it in every key. For instance, can you figure out how to do this exercise if you start on B instead of C? What about if you start on A?
We know this is simple and there is much more to know about piano playing and chords. During our piano lessons and keyboard classes we will be sure to give you a balanced curriculum of helpful exercises, songs, and other customized projects to help you reach you musical goals.