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Offline joedelapaz

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Which keys on the keyboard do these notes correspond to?
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:45:15 AM »
I am a complete noob. As you will see shortly.
However, I would like to learn how to play while looking at sheet music.

As per the attachment, I have deciphered the notes as E/B, C, B, A and then A again.
I hope that is right (fingers crossed).

However, since I have not had any formal training, I still can't tell which keys on the keyboard I should be hitting.
Should I be going down an octave in this situation?
Also, what is the line that connects the A note to the other A note?
How does that line work?

Thanks very much for any help that you can offer.
And thanks for being patient with me as I am an absolute beginner.

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Re: Which keys on the keyboard do these notes correspond to?
«Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 10:15:25 AM »
I am a complete noob. As you will see shortly.
However, I would like to learn how to play while looking at sheet music.

As per the attachment, I have deciphered the notes as E/B, C, B, A and then A again.
I hope that is right (fingers crossed).

However, since I have not had any formal training, I still can't tell which keys on the keyboard I should be hitting.
Should I be going down an octave in this situation?
Also, what is the line that connects the A note to the other A note?
How does that line work?

Thanks very much for any help that you can offer.
And thanks for being patient with me as I am an absolute beginner.

Welcome to pianostreet noob :)

The connecting curve between two same notes means you just keep playing for the combined time value without playing the key again.

Not sure what you mean by going down an octave? Every line and space represents a white key and you just go down when the notes on the staff (notation) go down and the other way round. To find the correct notes on the keyboard you can find charts on the internet easily, like this one:

Then the sharp or flat sign just means to move to the next key upwards (sharp) or downwards (flat) on the keyboard. It's usually a black key, but not always, since as you see there are places were there are two adjacent white keys. Does this help at all?

Offline joedelapaz

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Re: Which keys on the keyboard do these notes correspond to?
«Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 10:44:58 AM »
Thank you so much for your great answer.
Perfect. And very helpful!

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Re: Which keys on the keyboard do these notes correspond to?
«Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 06:56:29 PM »
As per the attachment, I have deciphered the notes as E/B, C, B, A and then A again.
I hope that is right (fingers crossed).
Actually, it's Eb/Bb, C, Bb, Ab (b = flat) - from the key signature, which is Eb major or C minor.

Also, what is the line that connects the A note to the other A note?
How does that line work?
It's called a tie, don't confuse with slur.

It seems that you need to learn a bit of basic music theory if you want to decipher sheet music.
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Re: Which keys on the keyboard do these notes correspond to?
«Reply #4 on: June 09, 2020, 10:52:52 PM »
Actually, it's Eb/Bb, C, Bb, Ab (b = flat) - from the key signature, which is Eb major or C minor.
It's called a tie, don't confuse with slur.

It seems that you need to learn a bit of basic music theory if you want to decipher sheet music.


Volcano
I suspect the OP already knows he needs a lot of help when he creates a post asking about how to read the notes. :o

To the OP:  with a tie, you donít strike the tied note twice; play it once and hold the note for the entire length of time that the two notes consume.