In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan goes through an explanation of identifying black keys on the keyboard. Laura emphasizes the concept of both black and white sharp and flat keys. She teaches what enharmonic notes are, that two half steps make one whole step, and the nuances of writing sharps and flats on the staff. Additionally, she includes listening exercises to help students identify the sounds of different notes.
Each black key has 2 different names, in other words, is 'enharmonic'.
C# = Db/ D# = Eb/ F# - Gb/ G# - Ab/ A# = Bb
Identifying Black Keys
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.