EZ Piano Method

EZ Lesson 20
An introduction to Scales



Q. Is this lesson going to be really boring?

A. Well, scales are not the most exciting subject in the world, but I hope you will find the following lessons useful and interesting. Trust me, what you will learn here, can greatly speed up your progress, so please stick with it.

Q. Do I really need to learn scales to be able to play the piano?

A. The short answer is NO, but it is useful to have some knowledge of scales, to better understand how music, and chords are formed.

Some people prefer to play chords with the left hand, while playing the melody (or tune) with their right.

Instead of having to learn every chord possible off by heart, having a basic understanding of scales, and by following a few simple rules, you can easily work out how to play any chord you want.

Here is an example of the C Major scale, and how it is played.
Confused by 'thumb under'?
It simply means that after playing the first three notes with fingers 1, 2 and 3, you just pass your thumb under those fingers, to play note 4 (F)

Still confused?
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