This exercise is in the key of G Major. There is one sharp in the key signature, but there are no F's in the song, so all the notes will be on the white keys. You will need to place your hands in the G Major position. The thumb of your right hand will be on G above middle C, and the little finger of your left hand will be on the G below middle C.

We will count 1,2,3,4.

In measures 11, 12, and 15 you will see the D next to middle C written as a leger line, a line added between the treble and bass staff. You find it as you step up from middle C.

When you learn the exercise well, you can move your hands up eight notes (an octave) and your teacher or your friend can play the automatic chords and rhythm to accompany you.

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Up and Down the Hills in G Major

Now play the same exercise in other keys.

G Major
one sharp

F Major
one flat

D Major
two sharps

Bb Major
two flats

A Major
three sharps

Eb Major
three flats

Keyboard and Music Theory

The Keyboard
Stepping Up
Stepping Down
Stepping Up to G
Stepping Down to F
Treble Spaces
Treble Lines
Bass Spaces
Bass Lines
Time Signatures
Sharps and Flats
Up and Down the Hills
Major Scales
Building a Major Chord
Chords and Inversions
The V7 Chord
Chord Progressions
Adding Harmony

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