Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (piano plays) - Okay and welcome now to lesson four. Quite simply, this lesson we are going to be finding notes on the treble clef and bass clef except this time we're going to be translating them onto the keyboard. So I'm going to show you how to find a given note on the staff and how to find it on the keyboard. I think this will help you out immensely with the next one or two lessons, I want to say, when we actually start playing musical examples. So there you have it and hope you enjoy, thanks. So here we are at the piano. Before we were talking about how to read the notes based on where they are on the treble clef and bass clef. Now I'm going to show you how to find those notes on the keyboard, in what specific locations on the keyboard these notes are located. We have the treble clef obviously. This one I told you in a previous video to memorize. Hopefully you did, if not, I'll tell you now. This note here is middle C. That C will be right there. (note played) Now how do you find middle C? Well there are a couple of ways if you have a full 88 key keyboard, it is going to be the fourth C on the piano from the bottom. So starting all the way down from the left at the low notes. It's going to be one (note played), two (note played) three (note played) and four (note played). It's also known as C4. So that's one way to do it. An easier way, I think, is that if you have a, especially if you have a smaller keyboard because that might not work. Middle C might be only the second C if it's a smaller keyboard. Most times, middle C is right in the middle of the keyboard usually (note played) you'll have some kind of writing here in the middle that tells you your make and model of your keyboard. Or you'll have an LCD screen like me and maybe a couple of buttons. If you have an electronic keyboard and C will be right (note played) the closest one to those things. So right in the middle is middle C and that's that note. When you're figuring these out, I want you to remember them all in relation to this note right here. Think about and burn this image in your mind where middle C is on the staff. That it's own ledger line, the first ledger line below the staff in the treble clef. Now bass clef, it's a little bit different and I'll explain that when we get there. But, middle C on it's own ledger line below the staff here. Let's try the next note. A note on the staff, that first line hopefully you have memorized your notes on the staff. This one is, what do you think? Hopefully you said E. That E, think about where middle C is now. Middle C will be below the staff. This E is going to be right above middle C. Here's middle C (note played) and there's the E (note played) we're looking for. Next one. Okay, so here we have a note off the staff. Don't panic, remember that you always want to find the closest note that you do know which I think at this point could either be middle C which is right below this or E which is right above that first line. Here's middle C (note played) and this note is D so it's going to be right here (note played) on the keyboard. The note directly above middle C. Here's our next one, third space up from the bottom. Remember you always want to count from the bottom to the top with these. And remember that the spaces are F, A, C, E. So this one's going to be C. Where's middle C? Well middle C is below the staff and this C is definitely is not middle C. (note played) This is going to be a whole octave or a whole eighth note (note played) above middle C. Let's try another one. Here we go. Here is a D, hopefully you said D anyway and this D, actually, look at the note we just did, I flipped it on the bottom of course. Here's the note we just did. I'd say this note is pretty close to the one we just did. In fact, it's one note away. So you find the C we just did, (note played) and our D for this on is going to be (note played) right here. Moving on, let's skip that one, that one's easy. Let's try this one. Second line, treble clef, that is definitely a G. Middle C's down here below. So middle C (note played) would be here remember. We're looking for the G closest to middle C but still up on this end of the piano. (note played) One thing I wanted to mention before is that when you're talking about treble clef you are talking mostly about notes to the right of middle C, mostly, there are exceptions to this rule. It's not so much a rule but there are exceptions to this and I'll show you that in just a minute. We're mostly talking about notes up on the upper end of the piano. Next card, let's skip that one. Let's do this one, this one's a good one. So, treble clef, remember our lines are E, G, B, D and F. Remember middle C's way down here. This one's going to be pretty far away from middle C. Not too far but it's not going to be the closest F. The closest F to middle C would actually be this first space. This is actually going to be a whole octave or a whole eighth notes above that. You have middle C (note played), here is our F above (note played) middle C. And we're looking for the one way up here. (note played) So there we go, that's our note there. Let's see what else we got. Ah, this is the one I'm talking about. This is the so called exception I was just talking about. Take a look at this, it's off the staff so you want to find the closest note you do know and I think in this case, the closest note you do know is actually middle C. So here's middle C. (note played) Now is this note above or below on the staff compared to middle C? Well unlike all the other ones we've done, this one's actually below. So this is actually going to cross over a little bit into bass clef territory. They could have actually written this note on bass clef all the way at the top. But there is a little bit of cross over. Our note B would be right here, (note played) directly below middle C. So there's a short explanation of how to find these notes on the keyboard. I may do another video just practicing this some more. I highly suggest you practice this on your own. You could probably look up a resource online on Google to double check your answers. Actually some keyboards will tell you which note you're playing which is very helpful. But practice this on your own. Do your best. Practice as much as you can. Get this as good as you can because then when we start playing musical examples in the next couple of lessons, you'll be much better off. So there you go, the finding notes on the treble clef on the keyboard. Okay, now to talk about the bass clef. Finding the notes on the bass clef staff on the keyboard. Here we go, here's our first note. I told you in a previous video to memorize this one as well. So take a second to think about it. And hopefully you remember that this is also middle C. I explained in one of the previous videos that there is some overlap between the staf's and they kind of meet here at middle C. If you remember the bottom of the treble clef, middle C was down there. But here it's at the top. If you place treble clef on top, there would be a little bit of overlap there. They kind of join at the center here. Middle C, always remember where middle C is. Remember that this time, when you're talking about bass clef, middle C is going to be above here. Actually, this time, let me move the cards here, because a lot of the notes we're going to be talking about are going to be to the left of middle C, not the right. Now obviously, again, there is some overlap which I will explain. But let's take a look at these. So C, let's try to get this one. Top line, bass clef, remember G, B, D, F, A and this A is pretty close to middle C I would say. Because remember this is middle C and our A is right below that. So C, (note played) (note played) and there's our A right there. Next one. Oh this is a good one. Let's try this one. This one is G and remember middle C is way up here on the bass clef. So this G is going to be kind of far away. It's not going to be right below middle C. That G would actually be the top space there. Here's middle C, (note played) here's the G right below (note played) middle C. And this G's going to be a whole octave below that. (note played) So there's the note we're looking for. Alright, let's see. That was kind of far down there. What about this one? Think about it for a second. First space, and hopefully you said A and this A, again, is kind of far away from middle C. It's very close to the note we just did. So here's (note played) middle C. Here's (note played) the A right below middle C which would actually be that top line. And we're looking (note played) for the A a whole octave below that. So there we go. A couple more. That one's too easy. Let's try this one. So this one, second space bass clef and this one is a C. Is it middle C? Absolutely not because middle C is above there. (note played) So this one's going to be a whole octave below middle C, (note played) so it will be just right there. Moving right along. Let's see a good one to pick. Let's do this one. Only a couple more, let's say two more. So this one, is a little bit different. This is one of the overlaps I'm talking about. This note could have actually been written on the treble clef but think about where treble clef, not treble clef. Think about where middle C is for this one. Middle C is that line right below the note.