Music Theory Lessons

The Basics The Piano Keyboard Musical Note Names The Middle C Note The Staff Treble Clef (G-clef) Bass Clef (F-clef) The Grand Staff Note Duration Rest Duration Measures Time Signature Dotted Notes Tied Notes Accidentals Half Step & Whole Step Sharps & Flats Double Sharps & Double Flats Enharmonic Notes Key Signatures Relative Minor Scales The Circle of Fifths Chart Enharmonic Scales Music Interval Interval Inversion Musical Scales How to build a major scale? How to build a natural minor scale? Harmonic Minor Melodic Minor Blues Scales Pentatonic Scales Chromatic Scale Whole Tone Scales Musical Chords Triads Seventh Chords Major Scale Diatonic Chords Minor Scale Diatonic Chords Advertisements

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Musical note name on a piano keyboard

modern piano keyboard and middle c

Natural Notes The above piano keyboard show the musical note names of the white keys within one octave: C – D – E – F – G – A – B.  In music theory, these letters are called the natural notes on a piano keyboard. Sharps and Flats The black keys on a piano keyboard can referred to as either […]

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The piano keyboard

7 octaves modern piano keyboard

  This piano keyboard has 12 keys. It has 7 white keys and 5 black keys. The 12 keys are also called an octave. A modern piano keyboard typically has 88 keys (52 white keys and 36 black keys) and contains slightly more than 7 octaves. An organ keyboard has about 4, 5 octaves. Electronic organs and modern American pipe-organs […]

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