are some other "C" notes
and how they look when they are written
on the staff. See "middle C"
in the shaded area? Go to the right and
look at the next "C" above
"middle C." Now go to the
left and look at the next "C"
below "middle C."
Count the keys on the keyboard (including
the black keys) and you will find that there
are 12 keys (notes) between each "C"
on the keyboard. On the "Staff,"
above the keyboard, count the lines and
spaces between two "C"
notes and you will find that there are a
total of 8 lines and spaces between two
This spacing of 12 on the keyboard or 8
on the staff, is called an "Octave."
In the picture above, you are looking at
"Octaves" on the staff
and on the keyboard, (from 1 "C"
note to the next "C" note).
You will be learning all the notes in 1
octave (1 group). The octave
we will concentrate on will include "middle
Find all the "C" notes
you can on your keyboard.
Keyboards come in different widths so don't
worry if you end up with more or less "C"
notes than the keyboard shown above. Look
for two black keys and then the first white
key to the left of these black keys. This
white key will always be a "C"
that you've mastered "C"
notes, it's time to learn the other 11 notes
in an octave.