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Fingering Scales

  1. General Fingering Rules

 

    1. The fingering always alternates 123 1234 (or 321 4321) so that the same fingering pattern repeats every octave.
    2. The thumb always stays on the white keys and never on black keys.
    3. The fourth finger always plays a black key (when there is a black key to be played in the scale).
    4. The fifth finger is only used in practice of scales in all 3 octaves together.
    5. When working out scale passages in the literature, consider alternatives that put the fingering patterns in alignment between the hands (thumbs happening together somewhere in the scale).

 

  1. Fingerings Scales

 

    1. These are just the fingering patterns: Feel free to use finger 5 when appropriate (first note, last note, turning around).

    2. Feel free to revert to traditional fingerings, especially when performing the melodic minor scale ascending and descending.
    1. In western scale “C” major contain white keys only, so we also use fifth finger in practice of scales.

 

Major & Minor Desi Scale Fingering Chart

 

 

Major Scales

Natural Minor Scales

 

Key

Fingering

Key

Fingering

RH

C major

12312341

A minor

12312341

LH

14321321

14321321

RH

G major

12312341

E minor

34123123

LH

32132143

14321321

RH

D major

12312341

B minor

34123123

LH

21432132

13214321

RH

A major

12312341

F# minor

34123123

LH

21321432

43213214

RH

E major

12312341

C# minor

34123123

LH

14321321

32143213

RH

B/Cb major

12312341

G#/Ab minor

34123123

LH

13214321

32132143

RH

F#/Gb major

23412312

D#/Eb minor

31234123

LH

43213214

21432132

RH

C#/Db major

23123412

A#/Bb minor

41231234

LH

32143213

21321432

RH

Ab major

34123123

F minor

12341231

LH

32143213

21321432

RH

Eb major

31234123

C minor

12312341

LH

32143213

21321432
(14321321)

RH

Bb major

41231234

G minor

23412312
(12312341)

LH

32143213

21321432
(14321321)

RH

F major

12341231

D minor

23123412
(12312341)

LH

32143213

21321432
(14321321)

 

Chords

 

Chords are used to play along with the melody of a song. There are many different types of chords; the most common are major and minor chords. Or a chord is a group of notes, which are played together. On electronic keyboards, it is possible to play a chord using only one finger in the extreme left octave. Find the auto bass chord section (eg. Yamaha Keyboards), or Casio-chord section (eg. Casio keyboards), or chord intelligence (eg. Rolland or Kawai keyboards) and select the single finger position. This will allow you to play chords using only one or two fingers. On electronic keyboards, chords can also be played with three, four or sometimes more fingers. Chords are usually played with the left hand and the melody is played with the right. Keyboard Chords, are formed by combining two or more scale notes. You know the notes that comprise all 12 major scales and you can play these scales smoothly and not quickly. Begin combining the scale notes to form chords. We will begin our study with the simplest and most common type of piano chords, the triad.In Western music, most harmony is based on chords. In other words chords are groups of notes built on major or minor triads (3 notes). In traditional triadic chords, there are always at least three notes in a chord. The notes of the chord may be played at the same time, or may overlap, or may be played separately but in a quick enough succession that they will be "heard" as a chord.

Major & Minor Chord Fingering

 

Shown above is the left and right hand with each finger numbered. Remember the finger numbers, as I will be using them in this section.

 

Left Hand

The simplest fingering for a three-note chord such as C major chord with the left hand is 5-3-1, that is, pinky, middle finger and thumb. The pinky would go on the C, the middle finger on the E and the thumb on the G. This fingering can be used for all major and minor chords on the keyboard regardless of whether they have black keys or not. The same fingering can be used for playing all major and minor chords.

Right Hand

The same fingering reversed can be used for playing C major chord with the right hand, 1-3-5. So in this case the thumb goes on C, the middle finger on E and pinky on G. The same reversed fingering can be used for playing all major and minor chords.

Exercises

Try working out and playing these chords and playing with either hand to test out this fingering. You can play each hand separately or play both hands together:

C Major

E Major - Notice that the fingering still works even though G# is a black key.

G Minor - B flat is a black key in this chord.

A flat Minor - This is a tricky one, its notes are A flat, B and E flat.

 

Chord Progression

 

A series of chords played one after another is a chord progression. Musicians may describe a specific chord progression e.g. "two measures of G major, then a half measure of A minor and a half measure of D seventh", or we simply say "G, A minor, D seventh" in short.

 

Major Chords

 

As the name implies a triad is composed of 3 notes from the major scale. We shall begin with the major triad. A major triad consists of the 1st, 3rd, and 5th notes or tone of a major scale. You will also see this referred to as the root (1st), major third (3rd), and perfect fifth (5th). So, based upon this C major chord would consist of the notes C, E, and G of the C major scale. The symbols for a major triad are Major, M, or Maj. Whenever you see these names or symbols following a keyboard note (C, D, Eb, F#, etc.) you know it is referring to major triad chords. Or if you are just given the note (C, D, etc.) it is inferred to be a major triad. Now, when you practice major chords, it is recommend that you form them using the 1st, 3rd, and 5th fingers of your right hand. Thumb (1st), middle finger (3rd), and pinky (5th). Your left hand will form these chords using the 1st, 3rd, and 5th fingers also, but the numbering is pinky (1st) middle finger (3rd) and thumb (5th).

 

                   

C
1

D
2

E
3

F
4

G
5

A
6

B
7

 

Your First Chord

 

Now that you've got the melody down you want to make it sound a bit more like a keyboard piece by adding something with your left hand to it. That something is going to be chords. The reason for choosing Silent Night as your first piece is because it only contains three chords, and they are all of the same type like Major. Remember, a chord is a just two or more note played at the same time, for the purposes of this song we are going to be using three note chords also known as triads. So what are the chords you need to know? C Major, F Major and G Major, I will now show you how to play each of these chords on the keyboard. To play the chord simply press the keys marked for the chord. So to play C Major I would press C, E and G at the same time.

 

                                            C Major

 

 

                                           F Major

 

 

                                           G Major

 

 

 

The next thing you need is a "chord with", this is a way of telling you where the chords come with respect to the melody and lyrics.
 
So to start you off, you would play the first note of the song (G) with your right hand while at the same time playing the C chord as given above with your left hand. Now simply keep holding the C chord while you play the first line of the song. When the melody gets up to the section where the G chord is simply play a G chord in your left hand and continue with the melody in the right. Continue this all the way through until you can play the whole song with chords in your left and melody in your right hand at the same time.

Playing Major Chord any where in the Keyboard:
 
Now you are going to know how to play Major chord anywhere on the keyboard. Say we wanted to work out the major chord G Major the process is as follows (its probably best to practice this at the keyboard). Find the note G on the keyboard this is known as the root note of the chord.

 

G major chord

 

Next count up 4 half tones from G to get you to B, this is the second note of your chord. Now count up 3 half tones from B to get you to D. This is your G major chord G-B-D. So the Major chord consists of the root note, a note 4 half tones above the root note, a note 3 half tones above the middle note. That’s it! As soon as you read that you just learnt all the major chords on the keyboard. The Major chord consists of the interval of 4 half tones followed by an interval of 3 half tones.Lets try another one, work out the A Major chord.

 

Find the root note, in this case A.

Count up 4 half tones from A to get C#.

Count up 3 half tones from C# to get E

And we have the A major chord, A - C#

 

How to find Chords in different desi keyboards rhythm section.

 

 

Yamaha and Technics Keyboard Chord Section:

 

To play G7 Chord on this type of keyboards, press lowest G key with the fourth finger of your left hand, together with the white key immediately to its left, using your fifth finger.

 

 

Casio Keyboard Chord Section

 

To play a G7 chord on this type of keyboard, press the lowest G key with the fourth finger of your left hand, together with the two white keys to its right, using your third and second fingers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kawai and Roland Keyboard Chord Section

 

To play G7 chord on this type of keyboard, press the lowest G key with the fourth finger of your left hand, together with the  second key to its left, using your fifth finger.

 

When you add chords to a song, the keyboard also allows you to have a bass and drum accompaniment at the same time.  Chords are indicated by chord symbols, which are written above notations of songs.

 

Chords in auto accompaniment section:

  1. Setup the one finger chord function on your keyboard.

  2. Select a disco, or tabla style beat from the rhythm section.

  3. Find the switch called synchro/start (e.g: Yamaha keyboards).

  4. Press the C chord key and release it immediately.  Your keyboard will begin playing a C chord with bass and drum accompaniment, and continue playing until you press another key, or the stop button.  Look in your owners manual if you need more help to use this feature.

 

 

 

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