UP AND DOWN THE HILLS
IN E FLAT MAJOR
Play this exercise is in the key of E Flat Major. There are three flats in the key signature, and they are B flat, E flat and A flat. You begin on the black key of E flat. You will use all three of the flats. You will need to place your hands in the E Flat Major position. The thumb of your right hand will be on E flat above middle C, and the little finger of your left hand will be on the E flat below middle C.
We will count 1,2,3,4.
In this exercise you may circle all the E's, A's, and B'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.