PIANO FOR BEGINNERS
So now that you’ve learnt how to read notes on the score (if you’re not yet sure, check out our Easy Music Theory lesson!), it’s time to get your feet wet at playing the piano! Here are some simple exercises for the right hand to get you started on playing the piano! It’s time to put into practice what you’ve learnt!
Now let’s include the notes D and E! Notice the small numbers above the notes? Those numbers tell you which fingers to play the notes: 1 refers to the thumb, 2 refers to the index finger, 3 refers to the middle finger, 4 refers to the ring finger, and 5 refers to the pinky! Pay careful attention to using the correct fingers when playing these exercises!
Let’s throw F and G into the mix as well! Once again, pay special attention to the finger numbers!
Once you’ve mastered these exercises, you are ready to move on to our lesson chords or start on your very first tune with our Easy Piano Songs lessons!
This exercise uses only middle C but uses different time values! Can you recall what crotchets, minims and semibreves are?