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How to Find Your Way Across the Piano Keyboard Landscape

Linus the Jazz Cat on Kent's piano keyboard, Kent's hand on the keys.

How to Read Piano Music – Step One: Naming the Piano Keys


Attention Beginning Pianists!

Here’s a musical overview of your piano keyboard, along with helpful hints for remembering the letter-note/note-names of the keys!

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Linus the Jazz Cat
Linus the Jazz Cat

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The Amazing Tetrachord: How to Instantly Visualize Any Major Scale

How to “Permanently Learn” Every Major Scale using the Major Tetrachord

UPDATED: July 20, 2021.

I’ve had lots of happy feedback about this lesson, ever since I first posted it on YouTube.  People are basically saying that this is the easiest way they have found to learn the notes of all twelve major scales, quickly and painlessly.  I learned about tetrachords in my college theory classes, and I have found them to be a little-known “secret” for organizing one’s thoughts about scales and modes.  Let me know what you think!

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‘Fur Elise’ COMPLETE | Real Sheet Music with Letters | Letters and Notes Together | PDF Download

Fur Elise with Letters. Note names added to each note.

Für Elise piano sheet music – includes note-name labels for every note


FÜR ELISE – The entire piece – Letter-Notes/Note Names Included

Bagatelle No. 25 in A-Minor  ~ Ludwig v. Beethoven

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Ludwig v. Beethoven’s timeless and extremely popular piano piece,  Für Elise, officially named ‘Bagatelle No. 25,” in A-Minor,  has been well-loved and well-known across the world for more than two centuries.  Beethoven’s music, especially his later works, ushered in the Romantic Era of western classical music.

QUICK LINKS TO MORE BEETHOVEN SHEETS 

Moonlight Sonata Package – All three movements at a reduced price – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Entire 1st Movement – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Entire 2nd Movement – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Entire 3rd Movement – Letter-note labels included

MANY MORE SHEETS AVAILABLE HERE:

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‘Clair de Lune’ COMPLETE | Sheet Music with Letters and Notes Together | PDF Download | Quality Piano Sheet Music | Includes Letter-Notes!

Clair de Lune With Letters - Letters and Notes || Piano Music with Note-Names

Exclusive Clair de Lune Piano Sheet Music from Piano With Kent

Claude Debussy’s timeless and extremely popular piano piece, Clair de Lune, is well-known around the world.  Its origins includeperson influences from poetry, the music of Bach’s time (the Baroque period), and the artistic school of Impressionism.

Is ‘Clair’ of Clair de Lune a person’s name?  If so, who is that person?

The ‘Clair’ in the title Clair de Lune does not refer to a person.

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Beethoven Moonlight Sonata with Letters | COMPLETE | All 3 Movements | Includes Letter-Notes (Note-Names)

Ludwig Van Beethoven | Moonlight Sonata | piano sheet music with letter-note names added

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight” Sheet Music | PDF download

1st, 2nd, & 3rd  Mvt’s.

Letter-Notes Included | Complete and Unabridged

Entire “Moonlight ” Sonata No. 14 by Ludwig v. Beethoven. All 3 movements.

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Für Elise Sheet Music with Letter-Labeled Notes | PDF Download

Beethoven’s Für Elise Sheet Music with Letter-Note Names

Letter note-names on sheet music can be extremely helpful, sometimes almost indispensable, to people who have limited music-reading experience, and/or have no access to a teacher, and/or have limited mobility, or learning hindrances of any kind.

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Chord Symbols: add2 or add9? (includes my video on using added ninth to chords)

Hi Everyone!

I recently received a question today (on my YouTube channel), an excellent one, the topic of which is subject to debate.  The question is in response to one of my videos about using add9 chords on piano.  (A link to the video is included below.)

I thought I would share the thread here:

VIEWER: Isn’t the D in Cadd9 supposed to be an octave higher? I guess I’m just confused as to why it isn’t Add2 instead.

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Visual Catalog of 108+ Piano Chords

108 Piano Chords

Here’s an interactive  eBook that I put together as a reference for my Piano Chords 108 series.

 

IMPORTANT:

This book can serve as a stand-alone reference for checking your piano chords.

However:

The sole purpose of my Piano Chords 108 series is to teach piano students how to memorize all 108 of these chords as they appear on the piano keyboard.

Therefore, this catalog should be used, ideally, only to check your understanding of the memorization system taught here.

MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK

Chords are listed alphabetically. Each chord is spelled out by using a simple image (consisting of dots on a keyboard, indicating which keys/notes make up the chord in question).

 


In a nutshell, all the standard three and four-note chords are illustrated.

 


LIST OF ALL CHORD TYPES ILLUSTRATED IN THIS BOOK

 

Major triads (all)

Minor triads (all)

Major 7th chords (all)

Minor 7th chords (all)

Dominant 7th chords (all)

Diminished triads (all)

Diminished 7th chords (all)

Half-diminished 7th chords (‘Minor-7 flat-5’) (all)

Augmented triads (all) Continue reading Visual Catalog of 108+ Piano Chords

Exclusive Standard Sheet Music with Letter Note-Names Included

Clair de Lune With Letters - Letters and Notes || Piano Music with Note-Names


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Piano Sheet Music with Added Letters

 

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 Exclusive Piano Sheet Music ~ Letter-Note/Note-Names Included

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BEETHOVEN

STANDARD SHEET MUSIC with letter-notes/note-names – PDF

Moonlight Sonata Package All three movements at a reduced price – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Entire 1st Movement – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Entire 2nd Movement – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata – Entire 3rd Movement – Letter-note labels included

Beethoven’s Für Elise – Entire Piece – Letter-note labels included

DEBUSSSY 

STANDARD SHEET MUSIC with letter-notes/note-names – PDF

Debussy’s Clair De Lune – Entire Piece – Letter-note labels included

BACH

STANDARD SHEET MUSIC with letter-notes/note-names – PDF

J.S. Bach – Prelude in C from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 – Letter-note labels included

J. S. Bach – Invention in C Major – Letter note labels included

CHOPIN

STANDARD SHEET MUSIC with letter-notes/note-names  – PDF

 Chopin’s Prelude in A-MajorLetter-note labels included

Chopin’s Prelude in E-minorLetter-note labels included

Chopin’s Minute Waltz – Letter-note labels included

HOLIDAYS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS –

STANDARD SHEET MUSIC with letter-notes/note-names – PDF

Popular at weddings

Canon in D – Exclusive arrangement for piano – Letter-note labels included

Bach Prelude in C from Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 – Letter-note labels included

Christmas sheet music

Carol of the Bells – Exclusive arrangement for piano  – Letter-note labels included

Silent NightExclusive arrangement for piano – Letter-note labels included

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