Elements of Theory – Beyer – Lesson # 1

As promised in the previous post , here it comes the first lesson online for earning piano. I’ve decided to start from some simple elements of theory, for passing, in the lessons afterwards at firsts, at practical exercises. In my opinion, is necessary, for being conscious of what we’re doing, having familiarity, first at all, with the basic theoretical concepts.

The Staff (from greek penta, that means five and gramma, or rather line) is the staff which you write the notes (for a deepening). The stave is composed by five parallel lines and four spaces that elapse between the lines. Lines and spaces must be counted from bottom to the top (1-2-3-4-5 see the drawing). Every note that exceeds the stave from the top or from the bottom due to his height, is equipped with an additional dashes, necessary, in fact, for his identification.

Music for piano is written on two staves: in the upper we’re going to use the treble clef and it can be noticed from the conventional mark at the beginning of the stave. On the contrary, on the underneath stave, there’s the F clef . Usually the upper stave indicates the notes that must be played with the right hand, while the underneath stave indicates those to playing with the left hand.

immagine chiave sol e di fa
The note in common between the treble clef and the F clef is the Mus, that is called Central Mus

For learning the notes you need force yourself to ripete them in their progressive order , after to third intervals (like the second example) and finally, achieved a certain security, try to read the notes on a any sheet (in treble clef). My advise is repeat continuously the notes, at least for one hour at day until you’ve reached a good security.

Afterwards you can go to most practical part, that is find the notes on the keyboard . Everytime you will read a note you must go to find her on the keyboard. This picture, that follows, can help you:

For every question please leave a comment on this article. I’ll reply as soon as possible!

The next lesson is the n.2

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