Middle C

2nd Piano Lesson

Introduction

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

Finding 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.

Middle D

Finding “High” D:

High D is located 8 notes (1 Octave) above Middle D, as shown below.

High D

The Note E

Finding 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).

Middle 8

Finding “High” E

High E is located 1 octave (8 notes) above Middle 8 (see diagram below).

High E

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.

Middle C

Middle D

Middle 8

Optional Work

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.

Middle C

High D

High E

Continue to Piano Lesson 3.

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