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Piano Notes. How do I Get Started,and Most Importantly, What Finger Do I Put On What Key!

Ah, that age old question, and it is a good one. Learning where to put your fingers when playing piano notes is not really that difficult. Yes, learning complex piano pieces can sometimes make you want to tear your hair out, but learning which finger goes where is a fairly basic process.

By the way, pianolessons101 does not promote the pulling out of ones hair. Clumps of missing hair do not improve your image or stage presence. A better solution would be to pull someone else’s hair out. On second thought, when the going gets tough, just take a few deep breaths… and smile.

I am sure that by now you have noticed some of the fingering charts or piano tabs that we have put up on the site for you. If not, by all means, browse through the site and you will find them. While browsing, you might see or hear the term “fingerings”. Fingering is the process of writing numbers over or under written notation. This process is meant to show which finger goes on which note of a piano. Fingerings are applied to both music pieces and technical exercises.

Let’s review the basics visually. Click here for a clear video demonstration of which finger corresponds to which number on a written page.

Click here to take a look at the following video for a pretty clear explanation of what I mean.

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