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Online Piano Lesson #21
F Position - R.H. Melody
Learning F Position
The key of F major has 1 flat, (Bb). Since your right hand will be in the F 5-finger position, you will play the Bb in the melody line.
The Key of F Major
The 2 main chords from the key of F major, which you learned in Lesson #20, are the F and C7 chords.
The F major chord contains all white keys, and the C7 chord contains a Bb.
More Minor Chords
Remember what you learned from Lesson 18: To change a major chord into a minor chord, all you have to do is lower the middle note a half step.
A half step is the next closest key on the piano. Keep in mind, when lowering the middle note, the chord must be in root position.
The Natural Sign
A note is natural when it is neither flat nor sharp. Natural notes
are the notes A, B, C, D, E, F, and G represented by the white keys on
the piano keyboard. A natural sign cancels a proceeding sharp or flat as in the A major and A minor chord illustration shown directly below.
To make an A major chord an A minor chord, just lower the C# to a C natural. (see illustration below)
To make an E major chord an E minor chord, just lower the G# to a G natural. (see illustration below)
To make an F major chord an F minor chord, just lower the A to an Ab. (see illustration below)
The F 5-Finger Scale
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The F Major 5-Finger Scale and Broken Chord.
In the video below you'll see 2 tied notes. When 2 notes are tied together, play the first note, (the A), and hold the second note. Notice how the second A in measure 5 is not played.
5-Finger Scale & Chords
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear the F major 5-finger scale played with the F major and C7 chords.
Click the play button for the video directly below to see and hear The Rhythm Exercise in F Position.
This is an ear training exercise.
In Bonus Lesson 24, you will begin to switch between 3 chords in the same song, which will also include a 4-note 7th chord.
The Bonus Lessons will help you get prepared for more advanced techniques in later lessons.
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