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Finding D E F G A B on the Keyboard

  • Remember that C is to the left of the group of 2 black keys.
  • D is between the two black keys.
  • E is to the right of the two black keys. 
  • Count up to letter G, then cycle back to letter A.

Finding D E F G A B on the Keyboard

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:11
  • Treble Clef C D E F G A B 0:34
    • Finding C
    • Finding D
    • Finding E
    • Finding F
    • Finding G, A and B
  • Bass Clef C D E F G A B 2:30
    • Playing C, D, E, F, G, A, B
    • Finding C
    • Finding D, E, F, G, A, B
  • White Key Whole Step 5:08
    • Half Steps
    • Whole Steps
    • Identifying Half and Whole Steps
    • Pattern of Half and Whole Steps
  • White Key Half Step 8:07
    • Sounds of Half Steps
  • Treble Clef C D E F G A B 9:21
    • Writing Treble Clef Notes on the Staff
    • Listening to Treble Clef C, D, E, F, G, A, and B
    • Drawing Bar Lines
  • Bass Clef C D E F G A B 11:30
    • Listening to Bass Clef C, D, E, F, G, A, and B
    • Drawing Bar Lines
  • White Key Whole Step and Half Step 13:19
    • Writing Whole Steps on the Staff
    • Writing Half Steps on the Staff
  • Example 1: Writing C D E F G A B in Treble Clef 15:59
  • Example 2: Writing C D E F G A B in Bass Clef 16:48
  • Example 3: Writing White Key Whole Steps 18:53
  • Example 4: Writing White Key Half Steps 19:57
  • Example 5: Finding C D E F G A B on the Keyboard 20:47
  • Example 6: Finding White Key Whole and Half Steps 21:55