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Names of the Piano Keys: Keyboard Layout

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The piano keyboard consists of both white keys and black keys arranged in a particular pattern…

Notice that the black keys come in groups of twos and threes, a pattern that repeats itself all the way up and down the keyboard…

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Also notice that this pattern repeats itself every twelve notes…

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And, within each group of twelve notes, there are always seven white keys and five black keys…

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By the way, if you ever wondered how important the black keys are, imagine trying to play a keyboard that looks like this…

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By the way, Frank has had stress nightmares about this very thing!

Learn more… Names of the Piano Keys: Naturals

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