Ready to learn piano? In lesson 1, you will begin learning about the piano keys. What their names are and where to find them quickly and easily on the piano keyboard.
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If you have trouble viewing the video, you can read piano key notes.
Got the piano keys down? Great! Next comes hand positioning, finger
numbers, and some notes on paper (or reading music).
In order to play the piano properly and without injuring yourself or
stressing your arms, you need to learn the proper hand positioning.
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Next, each finger has a number. Often, music will tell you which finger to use with each note.
Look at your hands right now. On both hands, your thumb is number 1. Your pinkies are number 5. From your thumb to your pinkie, it goes in order - 1,2,3,4,5. The tricky part is remembering which ones are 2 and 4. Your left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) are opposite. Practice wiggling andremembering the finger numbers.
Just to be clear - your finger numbers (as you are looking at them now) go like this:
LH: (pinkie)5 4 3 2 1 RH: 1 2 3 4 5(pinkie)
Now for the notes. Click here to learn about the notes.
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Rocket Piano for more free lessons.
Next lesson, adding some rhythm to your notes.
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