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Learning to play the piano can be exceptionally beneficial to young children. Many parents look to sports to develop their child’s motor and concentration skills, but sport is not for all children. Learning to play the piano provides many of the same benefits as sports and more. The piano is both educational and your child will develop great coordination skills.
About the notes in a scale:
The above may be a lot for your child to take in at once, but it will start making sense when he/she starts to play. Start your child off by learning the scale of C. Get your child to sit up straight. His/Her right hand should be slightly turned in with their thumb on middle C. Now ask them to play each of the below notes in sequence using the correct finger on his/her right hand. The first finger (thumb) should be crossed under the third finger (middle finger) to play the F key.
Note C D E F G A B C
Finger 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5
Well done! Now you know the Scale of C.
Now you can play it in reverse. When using the third finger (middle finger) to play the E key, cross it in front of the first finger (thumb).
Note C B A G F E D C
Finger 5 4 3 2 1 3 2 1
Now play the scale of C up and down with out stopping.
How to quickly print these notes and guidelines: Use your mouse to highlight all of text that you want to print out. Then copy/paste that text into a text-only editor on your computer. For example, Notepad, a common text editor included with all versions of Microsoft Windows, and found in Start, All Programs, Accessories
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