Keys Layout for Piano and Tips to Play

Keys Layout for Piano and Tips to Play


Piano Keys

Middle C Octave:
C D E F G A B


Black keys:
C# D# F# G# A#
Db Eb Gb Ab Bb


Lower Octave: * before note
(Star symbol before the note)
*C *D *E *F *G *A *B


Higher Octave: * after the note
(Star symbol after the note)
C* D* E* F* G* A* B*


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Songs

Fast Notes: In Brackets (Parentheses)

Some letter notes for the song are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

1. So, if the piano notes are in brackets, play those notes continuously and connectedly, following the song’s rhythm and lyrics.

Example: A line from the song Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry
C*        (B  A   G  E~~)        (D D~~~)
Living   our lives through    a_ lens

Play B A G E notes connected or continuously.


2. Notes that are given in double round brackets like ((notes)) should be played fast or very fast, depending on the tempo of that part of the song.

Example: A line from the song Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry
C     ((EEE E E E E E)) G E G  E
So  comfortable, we’re livin’ in a bubble,   bubble

Play ((EEE E E E E E)) notes very fast, means Play E note 8 times quickly.


Space Between the Notes

If there is a space between two notes, play them separately

If there is no space between two notes, play them connected or continuously.

However, spaces in the brackets should be ignored.


Sustained Notes: Wavy Lines (Tilde)

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the Let Her Go song.



Piano Notes for Songs

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