This exercise is in the key of B Flat Major. There are two flats in the key signature, and those flats are B flat and E flat. You will need to place your hands with the thumb of your right hand on the B flat to the left of middle C. This is another way to write the B next to middle C by using a leger line between the staffs. The little finger of your left hand will be on the second B flat below middle C. (This fingering is somewhat awkward and we will learn a better one later.)

We will count 1,2,3,4.

In this exercise you may circle all the B's and E's with a pencil to remind you to flat 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.

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Up and Down the Hills in B Flat 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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