Super teacher worksheets for easily increasing your piano students' understanding of key signatures, while improving hand and finger technique! Just in case this photo is not self-explanatory, the open circles represent WHITE KEYS, and the colored-in circles are for BLACK KEYS. Change the Rhythm of the Scales or ExercisesAnother variation with these exercises is to vary the rhythm, making it short-LONG, or LONG-short instead of straight sixteenths.
Please note that all comments are moderated, and will not appear until I have approved them. Debbie, Nashville, TN:I have been looking for a very, very long time for a website like this! Elania:I have been slowly giving my oldest daughter whatever my memory can dredge up, scouring the internet for free music she can do, but your website with its instructions AND tips on how to teach pieces are going to help me SO much in this endeavor. Here is a funny video of a piano duet version of this Offenbach music your students may enjoy -- a piano duet played, and conducted, all by the same person! One of the bonuses of this music (which is only a part of a much longer piece) is the descending C or G major scales -- perhaps your student's first real piano piece in which to use a whole scale! Download printable sheet music with left hand half-note chords key of CDownload version in key of GHere's the hardest version: not too hard at all, if they have mastered the chords and right-hand melody in version 1 or 2. Download music by Offenbach with quarter notes, key of CDownload in the key of GWhen this piece has become easy, challenge your student to transpose it up one whole step to the key of D. Download longer version of Can-Can in CDownload long version in key of GCan-Can is a good piece for metronome races -- not to beat the metronome, but to see how fast the student can get and still keep an even tempo. Do you have a funny story about this music, or does it remind you of something you'd like to share with other readers? Doris:Thank you so much for this website, I have found just about everything that I need in music. Music Theory - Grade 1by JazzMaverick18 Jun 2009 Views: 74226 This is for those who want to be graded, or for those who are just generally keen on learning. This lesson took FOREVER to write because I needed to write out each example over and over again, apologies for the long wait! This should cover close to all of the requirements for the official grading from companies, but each year supplies new targets and expectations, so keep that in mind. The Octave (eight) is the term for the same note, higher or lower containing the same letter name. All of these notes can have no certain pitch or name until some distinguishing mark is placed at the beginning of the stave. The Treble Clef, which was originally a capital G, circles round the second line and fixes that line as G, so any note on that line represents the note G. The Bass Clef contains two dots, these dots are always either side of the fourth line, which defines F. So now that we've seen these notes, there's one note that's missing from both of these clefs, that's "Middle C". I'm sure most of us know what a scale is, but for those who don't: A scale is a group of notes which can be ascending or descending from the starting note. Think of it like a position where you keep your hand still and each finger is tied to that individual fret. So as you can see, the two semitones are in the same place, and between all other notes the interval is a tone. Now we can move onto the second of the two tetrachords, which may now be taken to form the first or lower tetrachord of a new major scale. But in order to preserve the correct order of tones and semitones, the distance between the third and fourth notes of the second tetrachord should be a semitone, not a tone.
Therefore, in every major scale, except C Major, there's at least one note which will need to be sharpened or flattened whenever it occurs, this is necessary for us to preserve the correct order of tones and semitones. But then, if we were to sharpen or flatten notes each time they occur, it would just get complicated and very confusing, so the sharps or flats are grouped together and written immediately after the clef at the beginning of each line. So any sharps or flats occurring in the course of a piece other than in the key-signature are called accidentals. If you're thinking about taking an exam in music theory you should know that you're sometimes asked to write a scale without key-signatures.

As you can see from this image, if the tonic is on a line, then the other two notes will be on the next two notes above; similarly, if the tonic is on a space, then the two remaining notes will be on the two spaces directly above the key-note. The length of sounds is shown by notes of different shapes, which I mentioned near the beginning of the lesson. The reason why the four of these are no longer used in modern times is because they're too slow and fast for modern music, which is why it died out around the romantic era.
If you listen closely to some songs in music, some beats can be stronger than others, and those are called Accents.
The beats almost always fall into a regular group of two or three, the first of each group being an accent. The number of beats from one accent to the other splits the music into equal measures, each of which is called a Bar.
At the end of a piece of music, or a section of a piece, two bar-lines are placed across the stave. So by looking at these time-signatures, you can see that the numbers are placed one above the other. I advise you not to use these old signs, even though their meaning should be known, but they often lead to confusion.
The effect of the first dot is to increase the value of the note by half, and the second dot adds again half the value of the first dot. Here's a table showing simple time signatures, which are ordinary notes like minim, crotchet, etc.
If a passage contains sharp accidentals only, you then need to find which sharp is the last in the key-signature order.
The last sharp is always the seventh degree of the scale, so the key-note will be a semitone above. The last sharp in order in the above tune is C sharp; therefore the key-note (a semitone above) will be D, and the key D Major, because of the presence of F sharp in the tune.
But, if a passage only has flats (there's only one flat key in this grade) the key-note will be four notes below this flat. As time goes on, this will be easier to remember, but for now, just keep recapping everything I've covered.
Also, check out my music listed on Sound Cloud (link below) if you like it follow me on facebook! Grade 2 has been started, just going to be a while before it's completed, hope you don't mind waiting! A lot of people are talking about this so I'll try and write a lesson to make it easier for everyone. The best thing to do would be to get a music program that focuses on musical notation, write it up that way and paste it into your lesson, topic, lick, and carry on that way.
In truth, most people will not be motivated enough when just simply reading something - what you need is a real teacher, in front of you to show you what's right and what isn't. The lessons that are on here are just something to help guide you, but a teacher is a much better choice. I found this left hand arrangement by chance in the IMSLP Music Library and thought it would be nice to play to my daughter Emilie (5 months old). The C Major Scale is the first music scale any musician should learn.If you are wanting to play with other musicians, this is a must know scale to learn.
The RootNow, leta€™s learn how this all works.All musical major scales are made up of seven different notes.
Ascending - Up The ScaleStart with the pinky or fifth finger on C.Play up the scale until you reach a G.
Rub the tummy and pat the head!For beginning piano students who are doing this for the first time, I like to illustrate that it is a lot like rubbing your tummy and patting your head at the same time. Also, IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR MUSIC THAT IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, YOUR REQUEST WILL BE IGNORED.
Can-Can is instantly recognizable by most people -- even by your students who don't listen to classical music at home. I've already printed several for my children, including the Pretty Little Horses TAB and Carol of the Bells for piano.

The mark is called a Clef (which translated means "Key") and the clef then lets you know what notes are what on the Stave. So the 7th fret's notes will always be played with the first finger, the 8th fret's notes will always be played with the middle finger, 9th the ring finger, and 10th with the little finger. So for us to correct this notated piece, we need to put a sharp (#) before the F to raise it a semitone. This is what indicated the key; which is the set notes of which the piece is built, with each note having a definite relation to a note known as the key-note. The tonic triad in a major key is a chord of three notes, consisting of the tonic, third and fifth of the scale (doh-me-soh). In order for us to know where these splits are, a line is placed across the stave, which is called a Bar-line. For now, it's best to think of the top number as showing how many beats there are in a bar, and the bottom number as the value of each beat. The effect of the dot is to increase the length of the note or rest by half its original value.
The first note only is sounded, but it's held on for its own length plus that of the following tied note. It took ages to write out and think of examples, but it'll really benefit everyone who's interested. Seems like that's a big gaping hole in a lot of people's theory to bridge this classical stuff to modern music. I'm sure this will help a lot of people, and its extremely cool of you, JazzMaverick, to take the time to post this.
There's no point in keeping knowledge to myself - and I'm not skilled enough to make a book, so I may as well share for free! Depends if you want music to be your profession or not - but if you really want something, you should know you have to put in the effort to learn it.
You told Gshred a few posts up that you knew how it worked and you were going to PM him about it. It's the only way you can be easily pointed out on your mistakes without the risk of waiting around, doing what's wrong and finding out months later via websites that you've actually been doing it wrong the whole time. I made this video today and in adding the link to the sheet music Goggled the arranger Hiroyuki Tanaka and was happy to discover he too has a video playing this piece to his baby.
Bands will often play in the scale of c major because it has easy chords for just about any instrument.It is especially simple for piano players. The kids and residents loved it and the parents were very pleased with the service aspect of their children's performance as well. I now have a three year old granddaughter and am hoping fervently that she'll want to learn - at which point I'll teach her. On this site, as I hope you already know, the low E is always the bottom string and the high E is always the top string. The time of a piece of music is shown by the Time-Signature, and this is ALWAYS placed immediately after the key-signature at the beginning of the piece.
In early days music in three time was represented by O, the circle or symbol of perfection; music in two or four time by C, the imperfect or incomplete circle. This is important because if you know the fingering for this scale then the others will come much easier.Take time to learn the fingering for both the right hand and left hand.
Yes, but as piano pedagogy expert Martha Beth suggests, these super teacher worksheets present an excellent opportunity to force students to focus on the bass clef!Students may initially be intimidated at the sight of all the tiny notes - SIXTEENTH NOTES! The fingering is different for both hands, so ita€™s important that you master the fingering before you move on.Learning this scale is the basics to learning how to play chords.
I stopped writing them for a while because I lost Sibelius so once I get that up and running again I'll finish with the examples, and post the rest of the lessons.

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