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  • (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.