Speaker Deck

Tuesday Class 3

by Walt Ribeiro

Published September 19, 2017 in Entertainment

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- Octaves are the same note on different spots of the piano
- "C" is to the left of the 2 black keys

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- Standard piano has 88 keys
- The notes go up ABCDEFG, and then repeat

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- Major key signatures sound happy or bright. Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SOryJvTAGs
- Minor key signatures sound sad or dark. Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0otuiQuU

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- Enharmonics are 2 ways of writing the same note. Ex: G# / Ab
- Sharp means to go up; Flat means to go down

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You could say that an F is an E#. You would technically be correct, but no one would ever really call it that.

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Treble = High notes
Alto = MIdrange notes
Bass = Low notes

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- The Great Staff - combines Treble, Alto, and Bass clefs together. Allows you to visually see how all the clefs align.

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- Notice how the Alto Clef's arrow signifies Middle C

FACE = a mnemonic for the spaces within the staff
EGBDF (Every Good Boy Does Fine) = a mnemonic for the lines within the staff

- Notice the notes simply walk up ABCDEFG