Printable Piano Lesson Book

Free Sheet Music for Learning Piano

Your free piano practice lessons are available in several file formats and sizes. Each lesson targets a specific technique, and ends with a practice song to perfect your new skills and exercise your sight-reading abilities. Start from the beginning, or pick up where you feel comfortable!

 

Choose From the Following Lesson Levels:

Piano Lesson One

Piano lessons for beginners
Sidney Llyn

■ Keys Used: C major & G major
■ Meters Used: Common time

Targeted Techniques:

 ♦ Sight-reading
 ♦ Beginner piano fingering
 ♦ Reading accidentals
 ♦ Octave changes

Piano Lesson Two

piano waltz lesson
Sidney Llyn

■ Keys Used: C major & G major
■ Meters Used: Common time; 3/4 & 2/4

Targeted Techniques:

 ♦ Dotted notes
 ♦ Memorizing intervals & small chords
 ♦ Playing repeat signs

Piano Lesson Three

piano lesson in D major
Sidney Llyn

■ Keys Used: D major/B minor & G major
■ Meters Used: Common time

Targeted Techniques:

 ♦ Dotted notes
 ♦ Harmonic & melodic minors
 ♦ Repeat barlines
 ♦ Articulation symbols

Piano Lesson Four

Piano triplet lesson
Sidney Llyn

■ Keys Used: D major & G major
■ Meters Used: Common time & 2/4

Targeted Techniques:

 ♦ Counting triplets
 ♦ Staccato accents



 

Images © Sidney Llyn

 

Related lessons:
 ● How to Read Piano Fingering
 ● 8va & Octave Commands
 ● Playing Dotted Notes
 ● Musical Repeat Signs

 ● Harmonic & Melodic Minors (by Dan Cross, Guitar.about.com)
 ● Note Accents & Articulation Marks
 ● Playing Triplets, With Optional Audio Help

 


Resources to help you with these lessons:

• Notes of the Piano Keys
• Note-Lengths in U.S. & U.K. English
• Musical Rest Lengths
• Memorize the Notes of the Grand Staff
 
 

• Staff & Barlines
• Understanding the Key Signature
• How to Read the Time Signature
• Reading Tempo & Beats per Minute
 
 

• Accidentals & Double-Accidentals
• Comparing Major & Minor
• Piano Chord Types & Symbols
• Diminished Chords & Dissonance
 
 

• Identify the Notes of the Keyboard
• Note Length Quiz (U.S. or U.K. English)
• Grand Staff Notes Quiz

Reading Piano Music

 ▪  Sheet Music Symbol Library
 ▪  How to Read Piano Notation
 ▪  Illustrated Piano Chords
 ▪  Tempo Commands Organized By Speed

Beginner Piano Lessons
 ▪  Notes of the Piano Keys
 ▪  Finding Middle C on the Piano
 ▪  Intro to Piano Fingering
 ▪  How to Count Triplets
 ▪  Musical Quizzes & Tests

Getting Started on Keyboard Instruments
 ▪  Playing Piano vs. Electric Keyboard
 ▪  How to Sit at the Piano
 ▪  Buying a Used Piano

Forming Piano Chords
 ▪  Chord Types & Their Symbols
 ▪  Essential Piano Chord Fingering
 ▪  Comparing Major & Minor Chords
 ▪  Diminished Chords & Dissonance

Reading Key Signatures:

  • All About Key Signatures
    Everything you need to know about the accidentals & key signatures.

  • Use the interactive key signature locator to identify or double-check your key.

  • There are always two keys that relate to one another more than any other key. Find out what this means.
  • Comparing Major & Minor
    Major and minor are often described in terms of feelings or mood. The ear tends to perceive major and minor as having contrasting personalities; a contrast that is most obvious when the two are played back to back. Learn more about major and minor scales and keys.

 

Learn About Enharmony:

  • The 6 Enharmonic Key Signatures
    If you’re familiar with the circle of fifths (or you just know your way around the key signatures) you may have noticed a few anomalies. Some keys – like B-sharp and F-flat major – are seemingly absent, while others go by two names
  • The Inefficient Keys
    The circle of fifths shows only the working scales. But, if we expand on its pattern, we can see that it’s actually more of an infinite spiral, so there’s no end to the possibilities of musical scales.
  • Table of Working & Non-Working Keys
    See a clear visual of which keynotes are workable and which would be redundant.

 

Italian Music Symbols to Know:

▪  marcato:    informally referred to as simply an “accent,” a marcato makes a note slightly more pronounced than surrounding notes.

▪  legato or slur:    connects two or more different notes. In piano music, the individual notes must be struck, but there should be no audible spaces between them.

▪  : "from nothing"; to gradually bring notes out of complete silence, or a crescendo that rises slowly from nowhere.

▪  decrescendo: to gradually decrease the volume of the music. A decrescendo is seen in sheet music as a narrowing angle, and is often marked decresc.

▪  delicato: “delicately”; to play with a light touch and an airy feel.

▪  : very sweetly; to play in a particularly delicate manner. Dolcissimo is a superlative of "dolce."