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Table of Contents
                            Introduction
I. Learn To Play the Piano Today ... Choose Your Way!
	A. Traditionally
	B. By Ear (Aurally)
	C. Chord-Based
	D. Pattern-Based
	E. Actions:
	F. Further Resources:
II. The Instrument
	A. Acoustic Pianos
		Brief History
	B. Electronic Keyboards
		C. Time to Buy
Proper Sitting Position & Hand Posture
	D. Actions
III. All You Need To Know About Your Piano/Electronic Keyboard
	A. Introduction to the piano/keyboard
	B. Actions
IV. How to Read Music - Definitions to Help You Learn
	A. The Staff:
	B. The Pitch or Tone:
	C. Piano Fingering and Hand Position:
	D. The Rhythm:
	E. Connecting the Music:
	F. Key Signatures
	G. Dynamic Signs
	H. Determining the Speed of the Piece:
	I. Actions
	J. Further Resources:
V. Piano Scales - Essential Building Blocks of Music
	A. Actions
VI. Basic Piano Fingerings for the 12 Major Scales
	C Major (0 sharps/flats)
	G Major (1 Sharp: F)
	D Major (2 Sharps: F, C)
	A Major (3 Sharps: F, C, G)
	E Major (4 Sharps: F, C, G, D)
	B Major (5 Sharps: F, C, G, D, A)
	Gb Major (6 flats: B, E, A, D, G, C)
	Db Major (5 flats: B, E, A, D, G)
	Ab Major (4 flats: B, E, A, D)
	Eb Major (3 flats: B, E, A)
	Bb Major (2 flats: B, E)
	F Major (1 flats: B)
	A. Actions
VII. Intervals
	A. Types of Intervals
	B. Why Learn Intervals
	C. Actions
VIII. Piano Chords – More Than Just a Group of Notes
	A. Actions
IX. Chord Progressions – The Basic DNA of Music
	A. Actions
X. How to Play Jazz Piano
	A. Actions
	B. Further Jazz Lessons Resources:
XI. Basic Blues Piano Lessons
	A. Actions
	B. Further Blues Lessons Resources:
XII. Basic Gospel Piano Lessons
	A. Actions
	B. Further Gospel Lessons Resources:
XIII. Your Roadmap from Beginner to Advanced
	A. Beginners, Don’t Be Shy
	B. Intermediate Level
	C. Advanced Performers
	D. Actions
	E. Further Resources:
XIV. Online Piano Lesson Reviews - Finding the Right Program
	A. What Is A Good Program?
	B. How to Find One - Do Your Own Piano Lesson Reviews
	C. Sample Online Piano Lesson Reviews:
	D. Further Resources:
XV. We Need Your Help?
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• The entire group of Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, and Cb are played in a Gb key
signature.

• Can you tell what notes the Cb key signature indicates? Pat yourself on the
back if you said Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, and Fb.


C Key Signature example on the treble staff... apply to the same

notes on the bass staff



3. Circle of fifths - A Visual way to remember the number of
sharps/flats in a given key signature?


The circle of fifths, introduced by Johann David Heinichen in 1728, is a visual

arrangement of related keys. Although its name gives the impression that it's a
difficult concept to grasp, it's really just an easy way to remember the number of
sharps and flats in a key signature and the major and minor key relationships.


Sharps and Flats
If you can imagine a clock for a moment, where each hour represents a

particular key, you can identify that key's sharps and flats. Let's say that:

• 12:00 or "0:00" represents the C Major key (or the A Minor key)...
• 1:00 represents the G Major key (or the E Minor key)...
• 2:00 represents the D Major key (or the B Minor key)...
• 3:00 represents the A Major key (or the F# Minor key)...
• 4:00 represents the E Major key (or the C# Minor key)...
• 5:00 represents the B Major key (or the G# Minor key)...
• 6:00 represents the F# Major key (or the Eb Minor key)...
• 7:00 represents the Db Major key (or the Bb Minor key)...
• 8:00 represents the Ab Major key (or the F Minor key)...
• 9:00 represents the Eb Major key (or the C Minor key)...
• 10:00 represents the Bb Major key (or the G Minor key), and
• 11:00 represents the F Major key (or the D Minor key).


Perfect Fifths

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