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The white keys on a piano range alphabetically from A to G. After G, you start with another A.
A scale is made up of eight notes. If you know the song Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do, you already understand what a scale sounds like. In the “Do-Re-Mi” example, notice how the song begins and ends with “Do.” Likewise, a scale begins and ends with the same note. A scale in the key of C, for example, begins on C and ends on a higher C. The high note in the scale is said to be one “octave” above the first note in the scale. If you sing the two notes, one after the other, you’ll notice they carry the same tune; one is simply higher than the other.
A scale printed on sheet music looks like the following example. In this example, you see a scale that goes from C to C.
A chord consists of two or more notes played simultaneously.
A basic chord is made up of three notes played simultaneously and consists of the following pattern:
- the first note in a basic chord is the “key” you are in
- the second note in a basic chord is the third note in the scale we saw earlier
- the third note in a basic chord is the fifth note in the scale.
Staying with our example in the key of C, your chord in the key of C would consist of the notes C, E and G.
You just learned the names of the notes, the definition of a scale, how to read notes in the key of C, and how to put together a basic chord. How easy was that?
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To success in your chosen piano lessons!