The Musical Alphabets-Clefs Keyboard-Music Theory:
In order to learn Keyboard it is important for every student to know about the musical alphabets. As words can be made from the alphabet similarly the tunes or melody of a song can be made by using musical alphabets.
The musical alphabets are:
A B C D E F G
Now I would like all students to do simple drill on the Keyboard. The groups of 2 black keys and 3 black keys are used to find these alphabets on the white keys.
A – Between the 2nd and 3rd keys of the group of 3 black keys. See pic below and write ‘A’ on your keyboard
B- To the right of the group of 3 black keys
See pic above
C – To the left of the group of 2 black keys
See the pic above and write ‘C’ on all the ‘c’ keys on your keyboard.
D – between the group of 2 black keys see pic above and write ‘D’ on all ‘d’ keys on your keyboard
E – To the right of the group of 2 black keys. See the pic above and write
‘E’ On all the ‘E’ keys on your keyboard.
F – on the left side of the group of 3 black keys
See pic above and write ‘f’ on all the ‘F’ keys on your keyboard.
G – between the 1st and 2nd keys of the group of 3 black keys.
See the pic above and write ‘C’ on all the ‘C’ keys on your keyboard.
It is recommended that the students must do this exercise.
Treble Clef of G Clef
Clef signs are placed on the staff to indicate an area of the keyboard.
The treble clef or G clef is used for the middle to higher sounds.
The right hand is used to play the treble clef notes.
Bass Clef or F Clef
The base clef or F clef is used for the middle to lower sounds.
The left hand is used to play notes on Bass or F clef.
The General Staff
The General Staff is formed by joining the Treble staff and Bass staff with a barline and a brace. The Grand Staff is divided into measures by the barlines.
A double bar indicates the end of a musical piece.
Middle C on the Grand Staff
Middle C is written on the added line between the Treble Clef and Bass Clef.
I hope that the above instructions helped you to understand musical alphabets in terms of music theory.