Do you want to learn how to play the piano? If so, you have come to the right place! In this online music lesson, we will teach you everything you need to know in order to start playing the piano today. We will cover basic concepts such as notes and chords, and we will also teach you some popular songs. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to play some of your favorite tunes on the piano!
So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started!
The first thing you need to know about playing the piano is the notes. There are seven notes in total: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. These notes correspond to the white keys on a piano. You can remember them by using the mnemonic device "All Cows Eat Grass."
Now that you know the notes, let's talk about chords. A chord is simply two or more notes played together. The most common type of chord is a triad, which is three notes played together. Triads are usually made up of the first, third, and fifth notes of a scale. For example, the C major triad consists of the notes C, E, and G.
Now that you know some basic concepts, let's learn a few songs! "Mary Had a Little Lamb" is a great song to start with because it only uses three notes: C, D, and E. To play this song, simply hold down the C, D, and E keys simultaneously. Then, use your right hand to pluck the string between the C and D keys. Pluck the string twice for each note in the melody.
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is another great beginner's song. It uses the same three notes as "Mary Had a Little Lamb," but the melody is slightly different. To play this song, hold down the C, D, and E keys simultaneously. Then, use your right hand to pluck the string between the C and D keys. Pluck the string four times for each note in the melody.
Now that you know some basic concepts and some popular songs, you are ready to start playing the piano! Just remember to practice regularly and have fun. Soon, you will be playing your favorite tunes on the piano like a pro!
So there you have it! A quick online music lesson that will have you playing the piano in no time. Be sure to check back soon for more online music lessons. Until then, happy practicing!
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