Passion for learning how to play the piano has everyone hound or old alike swearing in its charm. But not everyone gets a chance to fulfill their dream of playing the right notes every time. Given the technicalities of learning the notes on the keyboard, it is more important to learn to read the music sheets.
At times people resort to learning to play piano using online tutorials, but they often tend to fail as such tutorials don’t tell you how to read the music sheets. Many enthusiasts try to copy tunes and learning them as it is without understanding the keys or the notes. Although they learn up to that portion of the music their knowledge is still limited.
Step by step tutorial
So if you wish to learn how to play piano and become a pro at it, you must begin by learning how to read the music notes. Here is a very easy to understand guide that will help you to read the piano sheets and enjoy the music you play:
Label the white spaces and lines: To start reading piano sheet you must learn to read the treble clef. The treble clef is indicative of notes that need to be played by using the right hand only. If you are a beginner, familiarise yourself with all the letter of spaces and lines. Now start by labeling the white space on the music sheet ‘FACE’ by starting from bottom point going upward and then mark the lines ‘EGBDF’ upwards to down.
Write names for note letter: Taking in view the music note that you want to learn, mark the spaces and lines, Now, using a pencil write names for a letter for notes on the right hand of the treble clef. It’s a great practice while you are still learning but try not to get used to of it.
Moving on to bass clef: when you are done memorizing the names and letters of spaces and line of the treble clef on right hand, it’s time you move on to bass clef. The bass clef is the left-hand lines and spaces on the music note.
Name bass clef spaces and lines: as you did for treble clef, you do the same with bass clef, but it will start from line F. Now, mark each space on the left side ‘ACEGB’ starting bottom -up. The. Name all lines on your left hand moving bottom to upwards ‘GBDFA’ and Memorize them.
Hand diagram: make a hand diagram for each hand and label each finger from 1-5 starting from the thumb. Use this diagram on your hand and place your hand on the Middle of the piano, putting your thumb on C and your right pinky on G(5) and left pinky on F(5).
Remember this is an easy practice to help learn how to read the notes. You can also grab the piano sheets from BossPiano.com for free to start practicing and learning how to read the music notes. You can learn many tunes using these tricks but begin with simplest to gain the confidence of moving forward.
Published by Jason Roy