You will find a piano notes chart below. You will learn to identify piano notes on the treble clef and bass clef. Learn how the notes on the bass and treble clefs correspond to the notes on your piano keyboard. For the purpose of this piano chart, we shall take a look at the white keys on your piano. Also, we will talk about the note names of both the white and black keys.
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The white keys on your piano are named after the first seven letters of the alphabet, as can be seen in the piano notes chart below. The musical alphabet comprises of the notes A B C D E F G. These notes keep repeating over and over.
Look closely at the piano notes chart below. You will notice the pattern of the black keys. The black keys are in sets of twos and threes. This pattern keeps repeating. Every key immediately to the left of a set of two black keys is a C. The other white keys are in this order, D E F G, then A B and another C. It continues. The key immediately to the left of a set of three black keys is an F. After this note we have G A B C D E and F, and it keeps repeating.
How about the black keys? The black keys are either sharp or flat. It’s easy to understand. Sharp means to go a semitone higher while flat means a semitone lower. The black key immediately after C is C sharp. It is a semitone (half a tone) higher than C. The black key to the immediate right of D is called D sharp. The black key to the immediate right of F is called F sharp. The black key to the immediate right of G is called G sharp. And finally, the black key to the immediate right of A is called A sharp.
These notes can also be flat notes. Keys can correspond to more than one note name. When keys have more than one note name, the notes are said to be enharmonic equivalents. Let’s make this clearer by talking about flat notes.
The black key to the immediate right of C, as we have seen is called C sharp. But that note is the same as D flat. Since it is one semitone lower than D, it can be called D flat as well. The one to the immediate left of E is E flat. The key to the immediate left of G is G flat. The black key to the immediate left of A is A flat and the one to the left of B is B flat.
So the black keys correspond to the piano notes C sharp ( D flat), D sharp (E flat), F sharp (G flat), G sharp (A flat) and A sharp (B flat). While the white keys are A B C D F G. E can also be called F flat while C can be called B sharp. F can be called E sharp.
The piano notes chart on this page shows you the notes on your musical staff, notes on your piano keyboard and the musical alphabet.
You first need to know how to read piano notes on the musical staff. The staff is made up of lines and spaces. The lines and spaces all have note names. The notes on the staff depend on whether you have a treble clef or bass clef. If there’s a treble clef, the notes of the five lines are E B D G F and the notes of the four spaces are in the order of F A C E. If it is a bass clef, the notes of the five lines are G B D F A and the spaces are A C E G. There is also a middle C which is the note halfway between the treble clef (right hand) and bass clef (left hand).
Take a close look at the piano notes chart here for a clear understanding of the notes on your musical staff (treble and bass clef) and how they relate to the notes on your piano keyboard.
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