Hey, my name is Derek Peterson and I am a singer/songwriter. I play many instruments, but the one I have spent the most time on is the piano. In 2008, I started my own YouTube channel that is mostly dedicated to teaching piano. This blog will expand on the things I have taught on YouTube, and it will go back to the basics, more so than my other lessons. Please take a look around and come back soon for all of the piano help you need.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
How to Play Notes
Here is the first lesson on how to play the piano. The first video below is for 88-key keyboards or pianos.
The second video is for 61-key keyboards.
1. Say the names of the notes aloud while you play them. (this will help you remember the names of the notes and where they are.)
2. Remember that the notes go in a pattern that repeats.
3. Once you can find all the notes - anywhere on the piano - you will be ready to move on.