Beginner Piano Book: Lesson One

Learn how to sight-read piano music and practice techniques for better playing. You can also download a free, printable sheet music lesson.

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C Major Piano Scales

Piano sheet music lessons
Sidney Llyn

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About This Lesson Page

▪ Key:  C major
▪ Time Signature:  Common time
▪ Musical Symbols:  Staccato accent

How to Practice

  • Read the notes as you touch the keys, even if you have the notes memorized. Think of the note names in your head as you go.
  • Pay attention to the piano fingering for both hands.
  • Practice until you can play both staves simultaneously without any mistakes – at least three times – then adjust tempo as you improve. 
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Continuing C Major Scales

Piano sheet music lessons
Sidney Llyn

About This Lesson Page

  • Key:  C major / A minor
  • Time Signature:  Common time
  • Musical Symbols:  Clef change

How to Practice

  • Note that the bass line begins on an E, and not on a C like in part A.
  • Pay attention to the piano fingering for both hands.
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Playing in G: Intro to Sharps

G major piano practice scale sheet music lessons
Sidney Llyn

About This Lesson Page

  • Key:  G major (one sharpF♯)
  • Time Signature:  Common time
  •  Musical Symbols:  8va; Clef changes

How to Practice

  • Pay attention to the piano fingering for both hands.