UP AND DOWN THE HILLS
IN G MAJOR
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.
Now play the same exercise in other keys.