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Beginner's Lesson Brought to you by MUSICRVA.COM Learning the notes of the piano (01) This concludes lesson #1. Whole & Half Step Intervals (02) Note: Please pay attention to this lesson as you will need to know about whole & half step intervals to learn scales, chords, and other concepts. This concludes lesson #2. Sharps & Flats (03) This concludes lesson #3. The basics of Sight reading (04) This concludes lesson #4. The basics of Rhythm and Note Values (05) This concludes lesson #5. "Conclusion" The key to learning the notes on the piano is to simply practice frequently. I've shown you the notes --now its your job to familiarize yourself with the piano. That is, do exercises, practice, and play major scales to work out your fingers (make them faster). With whole step and half steps, simply remember that half steps are from "key to key" while whole steps "always skip a key." You will need to know this concept when playing major and minor scales, chords, and progressions. Also remember that each black key has two names --- for example, C# can also be called Db. Once you grasp on to this concept, you'll be set! With Lesson 5 - "The basics of Rhythm and note values", I know it was hard to learn rhythm without the sound examples. However, it is helpful to use your hand to clap the rhythm. For example, quarter notes fall on all 4 beats of a measure. This means simply clapping your hand 4 times (while saying "1-2-3-4"). With half notes, you say " 1 - 2 - 3 - 4" but only clap on "1" and "3." With whole notes, simply say "1-2-3-4" while clapping only on the first beat since a whole step takes up four beats in a measure. I hope you enjoyed this little course. Please visit the website and join our FORUM for freebies and more!