How to Learn Key Names on Piano

Welcome to Piano Daddy, Piano Learning Lessons. In this section you’ll learn the Basics of Piano, Key Names, sharps and flats Notes. Let’s start the lessons.

White piano keys are called naturals. There are seven naturals on the keyboard: C D E F G A B. After the B, the scale repeats itself on the next C. This means you only have to memorize seven notes!  This pattern is constant on all keyboards. Every note on the keyboard is represented in this single 12-note octave—they’re just higher or lower in pitch. See the below image and understand the name of keys.

Here is the octave on which we are going to learn key names.

Piano Basics Simple

Now see the image with names :

Piano Basics Key Names

These are the basic 7 Notes on any Keyboard or  On Piano, C D E F G A B. After this we move to next step which is sharp and flat notes.

In below image you will learn how to identify Sharp Notes and Flat Notes on Keyboard or Piano. Here we use (#) sign to identify Sharp Notes and (b) sign to identify Flat Notes. Let’s see the image below for more information.

Piano Basics kEY nAMES 2

What are the Sharp (#) notes : A sharp makes a note a half step higher in pitch.

What are the Flat (b) notes : A flat makes a note a half step lower in pitch.

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15 thoughts on “How to Learn Key Names on Piano

  • February 4, 2014 at 10:23 am
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    thanks…………….

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    • May 19, 2014 at 10:29 am
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      can u help me to study piano ,from begining i want to study

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  • February 20, 2014 at 11:18 am
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    Hi Sanchit,
    Great efforts. Congratulations. One question. how to identify keys for any hindi song?
    by reading notes i can play, but for any song if i dont have notes how to find out which key for ….

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    • January 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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      My question is the same.

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  • April 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm
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    are full note to daalo yr give me full notes

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  • May 19, 2014 at 10:27 am
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    i have a new piano keyboard ,i wantb to learn from beginiong anybody can help me if in malayalam the meterilas available am so glad

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    • May 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm
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      All stuff related to Piano Learning is available on Piano Daddy. Please visit Theory section to begin and Enjoy playing Piano.

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  • March 11, 2015 at 11:20 am
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    hi,
    how to identify song keys to play by own.

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  • April 4, 2015 at 11:09 pm
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    can u please give the notations for sriman narayana narayana hari hari and govinda hari govinda gokula nandana govinda. i’ll be grateful to u

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  • April 18, 2015 at 10:14 pm
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    wat is c+ a+ d+ and all….i can’t understand that…plz help me…reply me plz

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    • April 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm
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      + Means higher octave and – Means lower octave.

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  • June 7, 2016 at 12:33 am
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    which finger for which key…? any book??

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    • June 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm
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      At this time we don’t have any book for that, but definitely will try to make video tutorial for that.

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