UP AND DOWN THE HILLS
IN A MAJOR
This exercise is in the key of A Major. There are three sharps in the key signature, and those sharps are F#, C#, and G#. C# will be used in this exercise, but the other two will not.
You will need to place your hands with the thumb of your right hand on the A above middle C. The little finger of your left hand will be on the A below middle C.
There will be notes on the leger lines between the treble and bass staffs. Those notes will be the D and E right above middle C.
We will count 1,2,3,4.
In this exercise you may circle all the C'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.