Free Piano Training Video #3

Free Piano Lesson Video #3: Understanding Sharps and Flats

Continuing on from Video 2, this video shows:

1) Easy way to understand what sharps and flat are. Example: The notes C# (C-sharp) and Db (D-flat) are the same note. (It’s the black note between C and D)

2) Why, for the purposes of how I’ll be continuing to show you how to play piano it really doesn’t matter much anyway!

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29 thoughts on “Free Piano Training Video #3”

  1. Please sir, I am still very confused but by the way👍 for the last two videos. How do we identify sharps and flats with their keys like in the video DGBAE and CDFGA where all on the black notes, how are we going to know which one is a flat and which a sharp

    1. In a Major/minor scale you can’t have the same note twice, meaning you can’t have a G and also a Gb, so if the scale has a G note in it, you could tell the black note to it’s left is F#.

      In other words, a D-Major scale is:
      D E F# G A B C# D
      There IS no F or C, only F# and C#. However there IS a G and D, so the black notes can’t be Gb and Db because those notes are already used in the scale.

  2. Ahm there’s this thing that confused me, I don’t know if it’s important but I really want to know. So when you changed Dm (D-F-A) to D Major, you have to sharp the 3rd note which is F and became like this (D-F#-A) but then you call it as D# in which I think it’s because the first note is D? But then when you turned C Major (C-E-G) into Cm, you did flat the 3rd note which is E and became like this (C-Eb-G) but you called it E Flat and not the 1st note like in sharp? Can it also be called C Flat since the 1st note is C? or no? Are they different?

    Thank you so much! You are amazing!

    1. Changing Dm (D-F-A) to D Major by sharping the 3rd note F to F#, by sharping the 3rd note it becomes D-Major instead of D-minor. Did I accidentally call the F# note “D#”? If so I misspoke. I’m in an airport so I’m not able to watch it right now. If you think I made a mistake by saying something wrong let me know.

      Your second question, taking C Major (C-E-G) and making it minor by flatting the 3rd (E) to Eb, the flatted note is called Eb, the chord is called C-minor.

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  3. I’m so grateful for the lessons. I shall continue learning from you as I have your address. Thanks brother. From Zambia.

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