The Essentials of the Key Signature in Playing Piano

In playing the piano, the first thing you look at is the key signature, which tells you not only the key the piece is written in, but shows how many beats a quarter note gets. Keying in on the key signature is essential for accurate and enjoyable playing.

Playing the Piano: Understanding Musical Keys

In music, the key is a set of notes that corresponds to a certain scale — forget about the black and whites on your piano when you talk about musical key. Keys and scales offer a foundation of compatible [more…]

Musical Keys and the Circle of Fifths

There’s a method to the madness of key signatures that makes your piano playing easier. The Circle of Fifths is an order that starts with no sharps and flats and cycles the ring of keys to all twelve keys [more…]

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