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