Very middle of keyboard
First scale starts here
There are 7 different notes in a musical alphabet.
There are 4 different musical clefs, each has you read notes differently.
Half Steps And Whole Steps
Half steps only go up one key (including black keys).
Whole steps go up two keys (including black keys).
Sharps and Flats
For Sharps you go up one half step.
Sharps look like this. #
Flats have you go down 1 half step.
Flats look like a b.
Different note lengths
Different notes have you play notes for different amounts of time such as...
Whole note(4 Beats)(Looks like a 0).
Half notes (2 beats)(Hallow middle).
Quarter notes (1 beat)(Filled in middle).
Eighth notes (2 per beat)(connected with a line)
The top number in a time signature represents the notes per measure (measures break up music into smaller sections).
The bottom number represents what type of note.
So 4/4 time means 4 quarter notes per measure
Dynamics is how soft or loud you play something, such as...
Piano (soft)(looks like a p)
Mezzo piano (medium soft)(Looks like a mp)
Mezzo forte (meduim loud)(Looks like mf)
Forte (loud)(looks like a f)
Crescendos and diminuendos
Crescendos have you gradually get louder.
Crescendos look like a less than sign in math. (Like this <).
Diminuendos have you get gradually softer
Diminuendos look like a greater than sign in math (Like this >).
Key signatures and the orders of the sharps and flats.
Key signatures tell you which sharps or flats to play.
You NEVER have sharps and flats in the same signature.
This is the order of the sharps. F C G D A E B
This is the order of the flats. B E A D G C F
As you can see, they are the opposite from each other.
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This is one of the songs I'm doing for my own recital.
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By: Seth Hansen
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