In the last lesson we looked at finding “C notes on the piano. In this lesson we will learn to find the group of notes C, D and E, which will prepare you for your first melody in the next lesson.
The Note D
D’s on the piano are located between groups of two black notes, one note higher than C.
Take a look at the below diagram showing Middle D, which is located (you’ve guessed it) near the middle of the piano, and next to Middle C.
Finding “High” D:
High D is located 8 notes (1 Octave) above Middle D, as shown below.
The Note E
Music notes follow the English Alphabetical scheme, using the letters A – G. Bearing this in mind, we have learned that D is one note higher than C, therefore the following note will be an E (see diagram below).
Finding “High” E
High E is located 1 octave (8 notes) above Middle 8 (see diagram below).
Playing Notes C, D and E
Playing notes C, D and E
Now that you have learned to find Middle C, D, and E and play them sequentially. Don’t forget that C’s are located next to a group of 2 black notes.
For extra practice finding a group of 3 notes (C, D and E) continue to 2.5 below.
Otherwise, continue to Third Piano Lesson.
Finding High C, D and E
Try to find High C, D and E, located 1 Octave above the middle of the piano.