Are you familiar with the song Auld Lang Syne? If you are, then you can learn to play it on the piano easily and quickly. Many individuals want to learn to play the piano and one of the most important lessons is to learn the piano notes.
Try to look at your piano and give particular attention to the black notes. The song Auld Lang Syne can be played by using five of these black notes. Some say that piano notes are difficult to learn. But expert piano players say that if only you put your heart to it, you can learn all the notes quickly.
If you have a piano teacher or if you simply learned playing the piano with the aid of a book/DVD/CD, you will learn first the names of the notes on your piano. That will include the black and white notes. If you want to learn all the notes, you should have your own piano. If you don’t have one at home, then you should start shopping for one. You can’t learn the notes by simply imagining a piano. You have to touch the piano keys and know the sound of the notes. This will make learning a lot easier and faster.
You will also learn techniques in visualization so that you can imagine the keyboard and tell the exact location of the notes. The keyboard’s Map is the so-called Grand Staff and you can interpret this easily if you know all the notes. If you can immediately identify a piano note, then you will understand the chord lessons easily.
For instance, you’re playing the first seven tab notes. This is the C-major scale and you’re playing the notes CDEFGAB. As you go through your lessons, you will know about the other scales and their respective notes. You have to memorize all the notes on the keyboard to effectively play the piano. But of course, you will learn to play the simpler notes first. Once you’ve mastered the simple notes, you can go to much more difficult notes. Remember, you should not forget about the notes that you have already learned because you will be using them when playing advanced piano music.
If you simply want to be at your piano and play the simplest piano music, all you have to learn is at least two keys for each scale. Suppose you’re playing the major chord C. The notes on this scale include C, E, and G. You can always play these notes simultaneously and you can already create the simplest piano music. But if you want to learn to play the advanced piano pieces, memorize and know all the notes by heart. Soon enough, you can play the piano like the experts.
So you see, learning each piano note is not a game. It is a difficult task especially for those who have memorization problems. Try to create a piano picture inside your mind and tell the note of each key. Do this everyday for a couple of minutes. Don’t stop until you’ve memorized the last key note. Retain the piano picture inside your mind because this will be of very good use to you in the future.
Learn piano notes at an early stage, as soon as you start your piano lessons. This way, you can learn the chords much easier. Playing the piano is fun but you have to be patient.