UP AND DOWN THE HILLS
IN D MAJOR
This exercise is in the key of D Major. There are two sharps in the key signature.In the key of D Major, all the F's and C's will be sharped. In this exercise the first F# is in the second measure. There will be no C's. You will need to place your hands in the D Major position. The thumb of your right hand will be on D above middle C, and the little finger of your left hand will be on the D below middle C.
We will count 1,2,3,4.
In this exercise you may circle all the F's with a pencil to remind you to sharp those notes.
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.