A look at four tools that I have come across in my attempt to help my piano students understand chords, key signatures and the Circle of Fifths better.
Alfred's Basic Keyboard Chart can help music students learn how to play the piano when they are unable to be near their instrument.
Some of my students are having trouble associating a note written on the staff with its corresponding note on the keyboard, regardless of how many times I say, "The farther it is from middle C on the staff a note is, the farther away it is from middle C on the keyboard."
For example, they do identify the note correctly on the staff as a "B" but when I ask them to play the corresponding note, they pick any "B" on the keyboard. Well, Middle B is written on a different part of the staff from Treble B, which is nowhere near "Really Low B" or "Really Really High B". See what I mean?
The Piano Player is a game is for them and for all music students struggling with this.
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