Music Fundamentals: Pitch, Notes, and the Piano Keyboard
Music Fundamentals: Pitch, Notes, and the Piano Keyboard MUS 1110
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jessica Hutcherson on Sunday September 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MUS 1110 at Clayton State University taught by Dr.Tusing in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 100 views. For similar materials see Music Fundamentals in Music at Clayton State University.
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Written by Jessica Hutcherson Music Fundamentals Pitches Notes and the Piano Keyboard Music is intricate it is made up of notes rhythms pitches the list goes on and on But how do we break down this broad aspect of Music Well to start off we need to understand the concepts of notes and how to read them on a staff So What is a note 0 A is a representation of a pitch 0 A is the highness and lowness of sound Highness and lowness of sound What is that exactly Well to understand exactly What a pitch is let s use a piano keyboard for reference The piano keyboard seems like a lot of notes and keys right Although this may seem a little intimidating at first it is actually quite easy to learn The piano is made up of 7 basic notes CDEFGAandB These notes are ALL of the White keys on the keyboard CDEFGABC From C to the next C on the keyboard is called an There are 8 octaves on a piano Which also means that there are 8 CS on the piano We indicate Which octave a note is in by using numbers 1 C4 Middle C C4 is known as middle C This is a great reIerence pomt to use to find the other octaves on a piano For example one octave below middle C would be C3 One octave above middle C would be C5 Here are all of the octaves on a piano keyboard Middle C So now we know about all of the CS on the keyboard But what does that mean for all the other notes in the octave Don t worry this concept is pretty simple as well All of the notes in l octave are C D EFGAB then what C This means that So let s say that we are in octave C2 This octave consists of C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 then what I Remember every C starts a NEW octave Now for practice let s fill in ALL of the white keys on the piano keyboard We will talk more about the black keys in future notes C4 So how does the piano relate to pitch Well the higher the octave the higher the pitch The lower the octave the lower the pitch Review Time Answer the questions below 1 What is a note 2 What is pitch 3 What is an octave 4 How many Octaves are there on a piano keyboard 5 Between what notes does the octave change