Hand position | Finger numbering | Piano Keyboard

Hello and welcome back…

In this lesson we will be learning

  • How to position our hands for the piano playing.
  • How to number the fingers.
  • The arrangement of keys on the piano.

Okay, let’s begin with the number of keys on the piano. We have 88 keys on the piano of which 52 are white and 36 are black.

Piano

To play these keys on the piano we number the fingers in a certain order –

  • Thumb is 1
  • Index is 2
  • Middle is 3
  • Ring is 4
  • Pinky 5.

 

How to Position the fingers on the Piano?

Lets remember this , in both the hands the thumb remains 1 and the pinky remains 5, that means both the hands are numbered the same way. Okay is there a certain way that these 10 fingers have to be placed on the piano? Oh! Yes there is… its like this  – Imagine a softball placed under your palm and your fingers taking the shape of it just like this…

 

 

 

Piano Keys Arrangement

The black keys are arranged in two’s and three’s just like this.

Now it’s your turn to locate these two’s and three’s on your piano.

 

SONG – Twinkle Twinkle

Try to Play the same song on your left hand with this hand position

 

Thats all for today.. Take the Quiz and Exercise below and bye for now..

Lesson – 3 QUIZ

How to position our hands for the piano playing. How to number the fingers. The arrangement of keys on the piano

 

 

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